Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
My project proposes a ‘deep-time’ lens, both in geological as well as cellular terms, as a strategy for dealing with an anxious contemporary world. By practicing the contextualizing of self within a multiplicity of worlds, one is able to be humbled, empathetic and (hopefully) conscientious. My work develops across multiple mediums, and seeks out different paths for creating immersive experiences that both highlight and promote interconnectivity. I endeavor to find dynamic systems that can accommodate multiple subjectivities, ideally fostering consensual indeterminacy between the work and its participants. With this in mind, my work unfolds as series of reconfigurable fragments, where coalescence and disintegration relay each other. I often employ layering and transparencies to manifest the collapse of micro and macro spheres within objects and histories. My videos, objects, installations and paintings can be read as both constituted wholes and discrete parts. As of this writing, my work hovers in between ideas of taxonomy, the history of natural science, the interiority of the body, and speculations about the rising of a contemporary ‘Neo-Romantic’ period.
Ortiz, Sofia, "Anthro/post/cene" (2017). Masters Theses. 164.
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