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Land as Archive: A Collection of Seen and Unseen Shadows

Price, Jill (2017) Land as Archive: A Collection of Seen and Unseen Shadows. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Price, Jill
Abstract:

Looking at the intersection of sculpture and drawing, Land as Archive is a practice-led and self-reflexive body of research that considers the environmental realities of the Anthropocene by investigating the agency of “things” and their shadows. Focusing on the seen and unseen shadows of the global textile industry as well as documenting material excess consumed, reclaimed and produced during the research process, this inquiry aligns with Object Oriented Ontology to argue that shadows are actants and objects that conceal quantitative and qualitative data about our interconnected and traumatized landscapes.
After obsessively locating, recording, analyzing, assembling and archiving shadows in conjunction with environmental data, this collective body of work aims to answer three questions: How do shadows serve as material that can provide visual data about our material culture, how can one record the agency and affect of shadows through drawing and sculpture, and what might a real shadow look like?

Date: August 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 17:18
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 17:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1976

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