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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00139
Title
assise entre deux chaises
Author
Paule Bezaire
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
MFA
Year
2003
Number of Pages
251
University
Goddard College
Thesis Supervisor
Catherine Lord
Supervisor e-mail
cathlord AT aol.com
Other Supervisor(s)
Cynthia Ross
Language(s) of Thesis
English, French
Department / Discipline
Interdisciplinary Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
French, English
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
interdisciplinary arts translation
Abstract: 200-400 words
In a post post-modern world, somewhere in the ether, a woman / foreigner / mother / artist asks the question: “What does ‘communication’ mean - for my culture, generation, and all those other possible paradigms that overlap and intersect, affecting the exchange process?” Because of her “alien” status and her border-crossing, she is constantly asked to translate her “self” in a new language; as we witness her exchanges and see the overlapping thoughts that go through her mind, we experience the “misunderstandings” that occur in her daily life. Placed in a situation of misunderstanding, maybe one can question concepts of translation, politics, expectations and bias.