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Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Art, Design and Art History
Archival Department Name
School of Art and Art History
Research opened with inquiries into the state space of the self and various modalities of the construction of the self. Flawed research design led towards a loss of original focus, spaces opened accordingly. Early sculptural work looked towards a semantic flattening through flushing out and digitally manipulated photographic and video work investigated avenues of ocular-centric landscape construction. Photoshop CS5 and its Content Aware Fill tool were engaged as collaborator and animations ensued. Hesitant time-based sketches were developed to suggest work incomplete and instead took their place. Space-based sketches followed, using the multiple to thwart focus on parts and draw it towards the processes connecting them. Always provisional, and incomplete, the work looks towards the openness of the diagram instead of the rigid scripture of the plan.
Tufts, James Walker IV, "Fixing belief: Artificial preservatives" (2011). Masters Theses. 352.