Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Art of David Lamelas: Constructions of Time
by Hole, Yukiko, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 120; 10977417
Abstract (Summary)

David Lamelas’s life-long research projects have included examinations of social phenomena. The artist takes interest in the dynamics of mass communication and media, urban mundane activities, and documentary films. He employs the element of time often in the structure of his art as an innovative approach by which to study his subjects.

I argue that in pairing the element of time with social phenomena, Lamelas exposes how people’s perceptions, both the visual experience and the thought processes impacted by these experiences, tend to work, therefore leading viewers to consider systems of knowledge and their own accumulation of knowledge. His artwork provokes viewers to open their minds to new ways of seeing and thinking, stimulates self-awareness, and challenges their concepts of knowledge.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Paquette, Catha
Commitee: Proctor-Tiffany, Mariah, Simms, Matthew
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art history, Latin American Studies, Film studies
Keywords: 1960, Argentina, Art, Art history, Film, Lamelas, David
Publication Number: 10977417
ISBN: 9780438904545
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