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Digital Adaptations: Plausibility in Representation Beyond the Frame

Sweetman, Nicholas (2014) Digital Adaptations: Plausibility in Representation Beyond the Frame. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Sweetman, Nicholas

The research outlined in this document explores an aesthetic philosophical problem – the making and reception of visual representations – via an
interdisciplinary methodology based in material-­‐based studio art practice. The studio
work took the form of a representative exercise in which a photograph’s pictorial space is extended
outwards into a larger handmade picture that continues the image’s structural logic through new
materials. Various material methods were tested and selected based on their effectiveness in
continuing the picture beyond the boundaries of the photograph. This document questions the means
by which an intentional visual representation, inherently requiring of the artist creative
stylistic choices, is constructed and evaluated as successful. It was determined that plausibility
in representation beyond the frame requires a certain adherence to the referent which is achieved
through careful observation and reflection upon relationships between visual elements at every
scale, as well as a delicate balancing of invention with repetition.

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 21:34
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:00
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/93

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