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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00199
Title
Desiring Machinations of Matertekhnologi
Author
Kelly Andres
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Individualized Multidisciplinary MA
Year
2008
Number of Pages
160
University
University of Lethbridge, CANADA
Thesis Supervisor
Dr Jo-Anne Fiske, Mary Kavanagh
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Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Fine Arts & Women's Studies
Languages Familiar to Author
English
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Keywords
media art, feminism, technology, body, subjectivity, performance, communication
Abstract: 200-400 words
Desiring Machinations of Matertekhnologi is an Individualized Multidisciplinary thesis that synthesizes feminist frameworks with new media art to investigate the mediated body in relation to communications technology. The thesis illustrates contemporary, twenty-first century artists working with feminist strategies, the body, performance and technological media. Theoretical discussions are developed that imagine or suggest new forms of subjectivity that could be experienced through artistic appropriation of communicative, networked and technological media. These discussions include my studio investigations and unfold around the following themes: corporeal feminism, body-based philosophy, a subversion or manipulation of consumer technologies through intervention, appropriation and performance, the politics of space and location through networked interaction, and the mediated body in relation to communication technologies through a valorization of embodiment and the senses.