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MOTHERGINGER, THE STORE: A CONTAINMENT SYSTEM OF ONTOLOGICAL IN/DETERMINACY

Stocking, Erica (2021) MOTHERGINGER, THE STORE: A CONTAINMENT SYSTEM OF ONTOLOGICAL IN/DETERMINACY. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Stocking, Erica
Abstract:

This thesis seeks to articulate a Sculpture as a phenomenon that can be experienced from inside and outside simultaneously in response to a non-linear conception of time. Through my practice-based research, I situate distraction as a productive form of knowing and utilize an onto-epistemological framework to explore performance as the labour of intra-action that materializes the art object (or phenomenon). I position containment as a technology to understand the entangled nature of humans, environment, and economy, and I explore Motherhood as a condition that requires an individual to be both subject and object. I draw on the work of many theorists, but central to this paper are the discussions of gender, material and ethics that I encountered in the work of Silvia Federici, Karen Barad and Zoë Sofia. Through my methodology of simile making, I situate the historical costume of Mother Ginger as an ongoing iterative artwork that invites viewers into it to reflect on relationships to the material and consumer world around us.

Date: 10 September 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Store, Phenomena, Onto-Epistemology, And-Not, Grammar, Container, Void-Potential, Limits
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 12:24
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 12:24
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3512

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