Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
Lisa Corinne Davis
Academic Program Adviser
Carrie Moyer and Lisa Corinne Davis
Systems and their inherent design underlie everything in contemporary life. Design exists to facilitate interaction, to ease workflow, to keep us producing. As such, it exerts its own control.
Through disassembling recurring conventions in design, I look to break with preconceptions of logic. To deny functionality. In doing so, my intention is to dislocate the user from the usual patterns of applicable systems.
The resulting discomfort may feel strange, disembodied, but it should be embraced. Long have capitalism’s solutions created more problems. In the face of this complexity, and beyond it, there can be freedom.
Thonis, David, "Or read the Wikipedia entry for the parable of the Tower of Babel but imagine it’s 2023 this time and we’re getting so close just give the artist a little more of your money" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.