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Collaborating with the Invisible Creek: Water, Vines and Willows

Norman, Josephine (2023) Collaborating with the Invisible Creek: Water, Vines and Willows. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Norman, Josephine

Tkaronto/Toronto is built on top of the paths of multiple buried waterways. Despite their burial, these waterways have an ongoing liveliness and continue to express agency and intention through relation and interconnection with other beings. This thesis is a collaboration with one of Tkaronto/Toronto’s most hidden waterways, Russell Creek, or as I call it, the invisible creek. Using critical frameworks of cripistemology, disability as a site of knowledge, posthumanism, and methodologies of walking and visiting, I probe at the question of how exactly does one collaborate with an other-than-human being? In a process of research-creation, the push and pull of shared ideas, interconnections and entanglements of relation are explored through pigment making and experimental printmaking. This work challenges notions of self-reliant individualism and asks what other worlds are made possible when our attunement is shifted to the extensive networks of care at the edges of our perception?

Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd9nUevLDBM
Date: 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: pigments, printmaking, posthumanism, cripistemology, walking, visiting, ecology, relation
Divisions: Graduate Studies
Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 08 May 2023 17:47
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 17:47
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3996

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