Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Glass

First Advisor

Rachel Berwick

Second Advisor

Jocelyn Prince

Third Advisor

Bruce Chao

Abstract

How can we make sense of the borders between destruction and construction, between matter and ourselves, at the same time? How habitable is a border? How does sound echo and vibrate on the border? Are borders a space of segregation or dialogue? Where is the border between our brain and our own voice? Between the transparent and opaque? Between the paint and the floor? Between the receiver and transmitter? Between the eye and the tear? Are borders monuments of extinctions of human contact?

The self defines itself as bordered and limited. The moments where destructive events seem like a ruin point to an end of society. Or at least the speed of change and its manipulations put us on edge.

I create multimedia and interactive installations with concrete, metal, glass, light, sound, and makeshift materials (dropcloths, bubblewrap, etc.). I make spaces by juxtapositioning and dislocating these materials and the structures of which they were once made. I’m interested in the thresholds and dichotomies between the material and immaterial, invisible and visible, ephemeral and permanent, placed and displaced.

This book is a series of writings that range from poetic expressions to descriptions of processes, experiments, and artworks to diaristic narrative. It is like a sketchbook, as full of questions and uncertainties as my work itself.

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