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After Icebergs: Allegories of Painting, Landscape and Digital Networks

Clarkson, David (2012) After Icebergs: Allegories of Painting, Landscape and Digital Networks. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Clarkson, David
Abstract:

My thesis examines the practical and theoretical implication of the
Internet for contemporary landscape painting practice. Through a method of
painting as research and self-reflexive critique, this study considers a digital
painting practice that is linked to online databases by the mediation of landscape
photographs and QR codes. The writing critically narrates the interdisciplinary
remixing of hybrid positions that the connection of painted, natural and digital
space entails. The actor-network-theory of social scientist Bruno Latour is used
to support the analysis. Critical insight is developed using statements by
modernist art critic Clement Greenberg, Internet pioneer Paul Baran, artists such
as Gerhard Richter and Robert Smithson, in addition to key postmodernist texts
by cultural theorists Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Rosalind Krauss, Craig
Owens and Paul Virilio, and interdisciplinary feminist theorist Karen Barad. The
search for icebergs is a recurrent allegorical cipher in the thesis text and artwork.

Date: 2012
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 19:24
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 19:24
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/59

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