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Metaphysical Gravity

Lal, Tahireh (2013) Metaphysical Gravity. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lal, Tahireh
Abstract:

Metaphysical Gravity is an art exhibition that uses movement and

stasis in sculpture, video and audio to reflect on the condition of contemporary mobility. This is
addressed through a self-­‐reflexive art practice that is informed by auto-­‐ethnographic
reflection supported by
interviews. The concept of affect and its relationship to memory and the body is explored and
illustrated with insights on the shifting nature of home within migration. The adaptation process
emerges as a negotiation of familiarity and strangeness. The studio practice engages these
relationships through explorations of sand, magnetism and speech. The artwork generated manifests
material and temporal behaviors that speak to the simultaneity of movement and stasis. The
assertion that mobility is afforded by the coexistence of stasis and dynamism, familiarity and
unfamiliarity is derived from a key principle of the mobilities paradigm: any mobility has its
immobile counterpart.

Date: 2013
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 20:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 20:37
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/80

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