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Sacred Spit

Sebastianis, Lea Rose (2022) Sacred Spit. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Sebastianis, Lea Rose

SACRED SPIT is a curatorial thesis exhibition that explores the grotesque. Specifically, the act of
degradation. It aims to lower all that is high, moral, and abstract to the material level. The holy
descends to the bodily realm, and it renders our tactile intertwined forms as blessed. The
grotesque’s ability to mutate, shift, and destabilize ‘boundaries’ between self/other, us/them,
you/me, earth/body, and brain/spirit holds a powerful re-structuring of established order.
SACRED SPIT positions three artist’s works in dialogue: Karice Mitchell, Noelle Perdue, and
Lauren Pirie to investigate the potentialities of the boundless body in intrinsic unity with human,
animal, and natural worlds.

Date: 9 May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: SACRED SPIT, grotesque, body, degradation, Bakhtin, porous, criticism and curatorial practice, experimental
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 15:51
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 15:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3666

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