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Rupture: an autobiography in earthquakes

Green, David (2011) Rupture: an autobiography in earthquakes. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Green, David
Abstract:

Rupture is an attempt at building a relationship between a half-remembered childhood
and an anonymous set of numbers. Rupture consists of three elements: a large display of data
collected over the duration of my life; a collection of sixteen photographs; and audio
recollections of my life in Jamaica.
With this combination I explore the nature of memory and discovery. In particular I look for a
way to bridge the space between memory and recollection.
In my reading I travel from my own experience of cultural and political recollection through a
contemplation of the poignancy within a personal snapshot to an examination of the fractured
process in which our brains separate and later reassemble our past.
The original impetus for this work was my memory of a night spent under the stars during a
small earthquake. For a moment I was unsure if the sky was moving or the earth beneath me.

Date: 2011
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 18:36
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 18:36
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/72

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