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"I'm not the one": An Investigation of the Illusory Self Through the Video Essay Form

Brandhagen, Krista (2015) "I'm not the one": An Investigation of the Illusory Self Through the Video Essay Form. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Brandhagen, Krista
Abstract:

This thesis begins by contrasting three examples of women’s writing on incestuous sexual abuse against my video essay “_’_ the one” revealing shame as a common theme in this type of literature. A discussion of the selves in my video essay exposes that anticipating how others might view me shapes my sense of self. I consider the following psychological theories with relation to the illusion of self. I postulate on how the act of writing memoir solidifies narrative and whether the creation of narrative forms an erasure of self. I present three case studies of video essay to ascertain that video essay is questionUbased, attempting to push the boundaries of knowledge on the subject of identity. I conclude by observing that the reiteration process of creating my video essay provided a way for me to examine its contents and subject matter, and cement the narrative.

Date: August 2015
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 17:14
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 17:14
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1321

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