Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2021

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

Major

Integrated Visual Arts

First Advisor

Olivia Valentine

Abstract

Game controllers, beer bottles, headphones, cell phones, lighters, and skate bearings are objects that signify negotiations and constructions of my identity through interaction with others. From my likes and interests to my vices and distractions, each object reflects a different aspect of me. In my thesis titled, Sediments of Identity, I utilize the previously mentioned objects to reflect on the sentimental value I have created throughout time, space, and experience. Using material culture analysis, I examine how I assigned meaning to these objects to reflect my identity's different aspects. The objects, integrated into handcrafted mechanisms, move in response to the audiences’ presence. The viewer's presence becomes essential in the subsequent viewings, resulting in multiple and varying interpretations.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20210609-137

Copyright Owner

Daniel Jeffrey Nutt

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

31 pages

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