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Delirious at the Borderlines: Limit Experience and the (Im)Possibilities of Representation

Fabo, Andy (2013) Delirious at the Borderlines: Limit Experience and the (Im)Possibilities of Representation. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Fabo, Andy

In the series Delirious at the Borderlines I ask how representational methods like
montage, automatic drawing and historical referencing are best enlisted to portray a nearcatastrophic
health crisis. Bataille, and Blanchot sparked my interest in the extreme limits
of experience demarcating the gap between delirium and reality, the transgressive and
normative, and of life and death. I deploy the works of artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres and
David Wojnarowicz, and authors with multivalent positions regarding aporias, unsolvable
riddles. They illuminate my exploration of contested liminal zones and the alterity of the
constituents of such nether-worlds – immigrants, heretics, incubi, the infirm, and AIDS
patients. Theories of adaptation and translation informed by Linda Hutcheon and Jacques
Derrida were deployed to elucidate methods of intertextuality (literary and visual) and the
palimpsestuous (formal and art historical). These strategies are manifest in my digital
scrollworks and drawings as they interrogate the (im)possibility of death and its

Date: 2013
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 20:33
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/66

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