Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pocket Walks
by Ferrer, Gabrielle, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 11; 1486480
Abstract (Summary)

In Pocket Walks I have tried to synthesize my interest in the history of Los Angeles and psychogeography by walking the landscape that, with few exceptions, resists Guy Debord's dérives completely. I wondered what it could mean to walk in this city, and how one's relationship to a place changes when it is experienced contrary to design. Each piece for Pocket Walks is made up of four parts: a found text that was letterpress printed, a thirty-five millimeter photograph that was chosen from a roll of film taken on the walk, a map of the route hand traced from a Google Earth map, and an etching. This last component was created by leaving a soft-ground coated zinc plate in my pocket throughout the walk, to register the motion of my strides through wear on the plate, with the resulting marks being etched and printed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sexauer, Roxanne
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Original artwork
Publication Number: 1486480
ISBN: 978-1-124-25172-1
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