Title

Transitors

Date of Award

Fall 1-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Constance DeJong

Second Advisor

Tom Weaver

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro

Abstract

As an expression of integrated languages and an extension of my art practice, Transitors operates at the intersection of data, photography and language to explore the fragmentation and disintegration of the human psyche and bodily awareness through the effects of digital technology and contemporary social dissociation. Elements of the text simultaneously function as formulas, facts, and data interspersed with expository and narrative writing, all relating mimetically to various registers of this dissociation. The text moves amongst these levels, shifting from the personal to hints of a technological sublime to exemplify the predicament of the individual in relation to systems of all sorts. Transitors considers the relation of bodily materiality and information technology in regard to art and gender, speculating on the potential for transcending these historically determined conceptual positions, given a long enough time line.

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