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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Gagliardi, Joshua E., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 14; 1605181
Abstract (Summary)

My Thesis exhibition is an exploration of site specificity; mitigated through technological media with the intention of re-contextualizing extracted, site specific material. This exhibition featured two sculptures, a video work, and a group of photographs. Technology played a major role in the creation of the work in this exhibition, numerous digital processes were employed including 3D scanning, CNC milling, computer modeling and photography. The final result was a staged landscape like installation that was composed of three main works that, together created a scene while also functioning as independent artworks based on separate, specific sites, forms and information. The connection between landscape, site specificity, technological replication and the pursuit of the sublime was a central theme and investigation in my work.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Crockett, Bryan
Commitee: Marsh, Tony, Taber, Ryan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Publication Number: 1605181
ISBN: 978-1-339-31195-1
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