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Anthropomorphic Objects

Jofre, Ana (2015) Anthropomorphic Objects. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Jofre, Ana
Abstract:

This thesis exhibition is the culmination of an exploration of the uncanny through sculptures that evoke the sensation of a living presence. Each sculpture is also intended to convey some character or personality, and to this end, my work is influenced by puppetry. Though the works are human sized, they function as puppets in that they are posable and can be used for performance, but they are also robotic in that they have some autonomous motion and some reactive motion. My sculptures are based on the human form because the human form is at once most uncanny and also most relatable. Relatability is an important aspect of my work, as I use my humanoid sculptures to create playful interactive experiences for viewers, experiences that hinge on the uncanny and the illusion of presence.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Figurative Sculpture, Puppets, Automatons, Robots, Androids, Uncanny, Camp, Pragmatist Aethetics
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 20:31
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/282

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