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by Nannery, Michael James, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 15; 1573092
Abstract (Summary)

The Aquariums project was comprised of two interwoven components: an exploration of the freshwater ornamental fish keeping hobby and a multi-sensory presentation expressing particular findings therein. Through my personal investigation, I assembled a presentation of aquaria and supplementary material in the Marilyn Werby gallery. The exhibition constituted aesthetic forms that included installation art and relational art in its display of a variety of aquarium systems, informative prints, video, and audio components. Furthermore, experiences were supplemented by my presence as the fish keeper. The synthesis of sound, light, touch, ambiance, fine art, and conversation allowed for informative and poetic encounters for the viewer.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miyoshi, Kimiko
Commitee: Riedel, Kyle, Sexauer, Roxanne
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Multimedia Communications, Aquatic sciences
Keywords: Installation art, Original artwork, Realtional art
Publication Number: 1573092
ISBN: 978-1-321-49191-3
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