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Cordial

Nicol, Heather (2013) Cordial. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Nicol, Heather
Abstract:

Cordial
is
an
invitation
to
encounter
contemporary
artworks
created
from
materials
rooted
in
Euro-­‐American
homes
of
the
last
century.
Decorative
components
(wallpaper,
frames,
cabinets)
and
functional
items
(vases,
stemware,
platters)
are
stacked,
fractured,
layered
and
otherwise
arranged
for
display
in
a
site-­‐
specific
installation
comprised
of
suites
of
individual
works.
Cordial
explores
transitions
in
the
value
and
use
of
objects
through
the
passage
of
time
and
contexts.
Associated
with
home
display,
these
materials
have
been
identified
with
modes
of
female
subjugation
or
reified
by
feminist
aesthetic
reclamation.
They
also
echo
the
Victorian
passion
for
scientific
collecting,
classification
and
display.
Grounded
in
discovery-­‐based
processes
of
creation,
the
theoretical
framework
draws
from
discourses
within
feminism,
deconstruction,
performance,
material
culture,
and
the
ontology
of
the
object.
Through
a
series
of
projects
and
culminating
installation,
this
thesis
investigates
ways
in
which
subjectivities
are
constructed
and
enacted
through
relationships
with
aesthetic,
material
things.

Date: 2013
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 19:47
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 19:47
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/90

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