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Smooshes, Slabs & Slices: Entanglements in Ceramic

Nelson, Pamela (2018) Smooshes, Slabs & Slices: Entanglements in Ceramic. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Nelson, Pamela
Abstract:

Smooshes, Slabs & Slices is an exhibition of sculptural, ceramic-based assemblages that capture moments of transformation in progress. A raw material is made precious, a lump of solid clay is smooshed, a slab is in motion. Each object is fabricated in a bricolage manner of a collection of unlikely material actants, and transformed through digital and hand made processes. At a foundational level, these objects tell a story about physical forces exerted on materials, the results of which reference a range of geologically and culturally-entangled contexts around ideas of displacement, transformation, permanence and fragility. This practice-based research was created through a diffractive methodology which encourages method to emerge from meaning and vice versa.

Date: 15 August 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: ceramic, clay, sculpture, assemblage, actant, geology, raw material, displacement, ore, material culture, transformation, bricolage, digital, hand made, process, permanence, fragility, diffraction, meaning
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 20:08
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 20:08
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2411

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