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The Ship of Fools Project: Seeking Heterotopia in Artistic Practice

Janisse, Melanie Eve (2014) The Ship of Fools Project: Seeking Heterotopia in Artistic Practice. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Janisse, Melanie Eve

The “Ship of Fools Project” is an installation on a sailboat. It incorporates
painting, drawing, sculpture and textile art as an exercise in multi-disciplinary
visual practices. It also employs the strategies and techniques of poetry to cohere
these visual practices into an artistic practice of interdisciplinarity. The boat is a
purposeful receptacle for the artwork in that its definable location is slippery,
tackable and temporary. It is a countersite/heterotopia because it surrenders
itself to the water, making no permanent relationships, allowing for an unstable
and mysterious location. The “Ship of Fools Project” incorporates haptic, nonlinear
and anarchic methods (smooth) and places them in an environment that
only understands in part how to support these methods (striated). The “Ship of
Fools Project” depicts the ‘view from here’ as it takes shape, for the sake of
clarification but more importantly as a claiming of this positioning within my

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 20:17
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:15
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/79

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