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Please Touch : The Power of Interactive Art

Yerbury, Jazmine (2017) Please Touch : The Power of Interactive Art. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Yerbury, Jazmine

This project aims to expand the potentially static experience of art from an object being witnessed to a time-based, interactive, multi-participative performance. Through the lens of Karen Barad’s concept of agential-realism, Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of Affect and Graham Harman’s Object-Oriented-Ontology this thesis applies these theories to unpack the nature of the creation, dissemination and experience of interactive, participatory art forms. Based on the philosophy of new materialism and Chris Salter’s Alien Agency, I argue that the materials used in art-making themselves are active, dynamic, and changeable, and play a role in the processes of creation and experimentation. By providing an open-ended, interactive installation, the artist is present in the decisions made by the participant. Together, the artist, the participants and the material artwork, through forward momentum and interaction of affect, engage in the act of creating the whole work of art.

Date: 10 April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 18:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:00
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1668

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