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It Lacks A Human Corpse

Vella, Alexei (2011) It Lacks A Human Corpse. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Vella, Alexei
Abstract:

The body, as well as nature, is subjected to regenerative or degenerative
transformations. When the body undergoes a transformation, there is a reminder
of the final transformation; the final transformation into a corpse is marked with
the utmost abjection. These transformations are potentially traumatic, abject and
destructive. Transformation can also be associated with being monstrous,
horrific, liminal and abhuman. These transformations influence people’s
perceptions and interpretations toward the body, be it through their own
construction or that of society and culture. My intuitive process is rooted in my
own personal experience of transformation and the symbolic and archetypal
forms that stem from these experiences. My experiences are augmented by
cultural representations of transformation; these images are saturated with
things of an uncanny, formless, grotesque and monstrous nature. They are
embodied in the form of fragmented bodies, hybrids of humans, machines,
animals and unfamiliar beings.

Date: 2011
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 18:55
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014 18:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/96

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