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Between Stories: The Agency of Story and Living Ways

Clark Espinal, Panya (2019) Between Stories: The Agency of Story and Living Ways. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Clark Espinal, Panya

This thesis is an exploration of the agency of stories, focusing on the question of living story. It employs Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay, The Storyteller, as a primary lens of European origin, also looking at the role of story in Turtle Island Indigenous and Icelandic scholarship. The main outcome was a collaborative artist’s bookwork titled On Whaleroads and Boatmaking, which collects and curates stories by Elín Agla and myself; the project consisted of several additional components, including trips to Iceland, hosting people in my home in Toronto and an invitational feast. A reflection on contemporary societal conditions, Between Stories: The Agency of Story and Living Ways as a thesis provides a framework for considering paradigm shifts that affect the perception and relation to Story and stories.

Date: April 2019
Divisions: Faculty of Art > Criticism & Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 18:28
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 22:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2522

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