Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Nothing We Haven't Seen Before
by Clark, Artemisa Marie Dolores Heydenreich, M.F.A., University of California, San Diego, 2015, 70; 1592917
Abstract (Summary)

Nothing We Haven’t Seen Before uses the appropriated aesthetics of Félix González-Torres, whose own aesthetics were appropriations of minimalist and conceptual aesthetics, to intersect three occurrences that cannot be remembered by those who experienced them – the death of Ana Mendieta; my own experience being drugged (without my consent or knowledge) and subsequently becoming very lost on-campus; and the death of Claudia Alvarez whose body was found by UCSD’s Birch Aquarium. The intersections of these stories with both themselves and the way in which they are presented levels historical, structural, and personal trauma while reflecting a larger conversation about how trauma is lived with, moved on from, and at the same time continual.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cartwright, Lisa
Commitee: Anderson, Patrick, Cross, Brian, Dominguez, Ricardo, Wardwell, Mariana
School: University of California, San Diego
Department: Visual Arts
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Womens studies, Latin American Studies
Keywords: Alternative archives, Feelings, Félix gonzález-torres, Performance art, Re-performance, Trauma studies
Publication Number: 1592917
ISBN: 9781321888539
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