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Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
School of Art, Design and Art History
This paper discuses the idea generation that lead to the MFA exhibition: Pop-A-Washington. The visual aspects and multi-sensory interactive installations mimic the coin operated automatons, video and sound displays, and wearable costume components of an obsolete roadside attraction. While new directions for the myths of George Washington are created based on believable lies, the concept of manmade time and the repetitive action associated with what we understand as mechanized time works against an age where the audience expects to experience all aspects of the exhibition as briefly as possible.
Posso, Sam, "Pop-A-Washington" (2018). Masters Theses, 2010-2019. 538.