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Inviting the Outside In

McCallum, Kirstie (2019) Inviting the Outside In. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: McCallum, Kirstie

My research investigates the conceptual relationships between humans and non-humans by examining material properties through sense-based artistic processes. Inviting the Outside In focuses the interactions between plant-based dyes and substrates of wood and plaster, within the context of a large installation. I explore what it means to allow an artwork to accumulate according to the inherent material tendencies of the assembled non-human elements, and I draw on Tim Ingold’s notion “itinerant material unfolding” to describe this methodology. This project’s theoretical framework includes Vital Materialism, Queer Phenomenology, Object Oriented Ontology, and Object Oriented Feminism. I look to Eva Hesse’s work as a model of experimental studio practice, and I contextualize my thematic interest in ecology by looking to site- specific artists like Walter de Maria, Mel Chin, Agnes Dene, and Kath Fries. I consider how sensibilities associated with large-scale work can be reflected in smaller, more intimate studio-based practices.

Date: 30 April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: process art, ecological art, land art, installation, assemblage, contemporary art, conceptual art, natural dyes, plant-based pigments, ephemeral sculpture, precarious structures, thinking through making, vital materialism, queer phenomenology, object oriented ontology, object oriented feminism, vibrant matter, queer theory, aesthetics, Arte Útil, Eva Hesse, Walter de Maria, Kath Fries, Agnes Dene, Mel Chin, aesthetic gesture, white cube, Brian O'Doherty,
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 18:43
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 22:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2482

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