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Time To Start Over

Smart, Penelope Jane (2013) Time To Start Over. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Smart, Penelope Jane
Abstract:

Time To Start Over is a group exhibition that brought together artworks by

artists Lauren Hall, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino and Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley).
Scientists suggest that we are entering a new geological epoch, termed the Anthropocene, in which
the natural world bears the unmistakable mark
of the human hand. Using this speculative scenario as a figurative starting point, Time To Start
Over occasioned works of sculpture, mixed-media assemblage and video as immanent “findings” from
the evolving surface layer of history. Here, an archaeological approach, or attitude, regarding
exhibition making was taken up as a procedural and conceptual concern. In order to position the
works as “new” representations of nature, Time To Start Over explored various parallel critical
structures and dialogues of "new histories," characterized most notably through the notion of
“aftermaths” and “uncanny returns” in the realms of contemporary art
theory, art history, and aesthetic philosophy.

Date: 2013
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 00:51
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 00:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/205

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