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THE INTIMACY OF PRESENCE

Groebner, Sandy (2010) THE INTIMACY OF PRESENCE. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Groebner, Sandy
Abstract:

This thesis discusses the importance of the body in perceptive
cognition and human-to-human co-presence and attempts to build
an argument, using research in the fields of philosophy, social science,
neuroscience, architectural theory, and cultural anthropology. As a
researcher, I developed a qualitative field study and embedded myself
as a participant with eighteen volunteers in order to obtain first-hand
experience and to try and locate for myself in a very visceral way, what
constitutes the communicative event between individuals. Combining
and comparing my own experience with responses from the participant
group, I was able to formulate significant conclusions regarding embodied
cognition and use these in the production of a body of work. These,
together with my practice-based research and history as a figurative
artist, have resulted in an interdisciplinary final body of artwork, titled
The Intimacy of Presence.

Date: 2010
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 19:35
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 19:35
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/74

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