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Super Toys Last All Summer Long

Hoti, Qendrim (2017) Super Toys Last All Summer Long. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Hoti, Qendrim
Abstract:

Super Toys Last All Summer Long is an exhibition that investigates the negotiation of migrant cultural identity in the collective immigrant experience and, specifically, the operation of selfhood. Through the examination of hybridized identity and its mediation the exhibition considers the consequences of ‘involuntary’ displacement understood as the process of relocating from one source of culture to another. The exhibition seeks to highlight the associations attached to objects by immigrants and to make an assessment of culture in its material and psychological dimensions. Through the use of consumer products, technology and mementos I assemble a hybrid identity to relive the psychological tension caused by my dualistic identity. The works in Super Toys Last All Summer Long are informed by my personal memories and experiences as an immigrant living in North America, and the exhibition investigates both the effects of displacement on individual memory, and the translation of those memories.

Key Words: negotiation, hybrid, culture, identity, immigrant, memory, translation, assemble, objects, installation

Date: 10 May 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: negotiation, hybrid, culture, identity, immigrant, memory, translation, assemble, objects, installation
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 18:49
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 18:49
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1735

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