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À tous les étages

Morden, Josh (2011) À tous les étages. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Morden, Josh
Abstract:

The work of art, the gallery system, the history of art, and the social-cultural
mantle which encloses and validates it all have long been regarded as separate entities
which negotiate an ongoing collaborative relationship. However, this thesis contends
that all formerly accepted limitations and structures of art can be disassembled to be
repurposed as mutable and boundary-less raw materials of art practice. Simulating
the mature career retrospective catalogue of the respected visual artist, Josh Morden
problematizes these separate but correlating realms in order to pose the act of cultural
production as a process of creative self-consumption. Authoring his own fame, interviews
and mythology as a method to examine the psychological effect and intent surrounding
the discourse of art, he creates a recursive document presenting himself as the focus of his
research, examining the intent and accomplishments of his artistic practice from a fictive
third-party perspective. Utilizing cannibalization and appropriation as praxial methods of
artistic production, he explores the questions surrounding meaning, intent and the nature
of the endgame in the creation and theorization of art.

Date: 2011
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 19:23
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 19:23
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/88

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