Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Lavoie, Diane, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 10; 1486652
Abstract (Summary)

"Ecotone" is an installation based on the coalescence of my experience of ecotourism destinations I have visited. Although I may set out to immerse myself in a natural setting in order to commune with nature, an authentic immersion into a tourist destination is never completely possible.

"Ecotone" is a multi-media installation, which incorporates video projections on fabric and other textured surfaces. With this installation I attempt to dissect and reconstruct imagery in order to pose an experience to the viewer, not unlike my own combined recollection of these places. By manipulating the original imagery through reduction, alteration and projection I am able to attain a combination of the actual and the perceived. By "the actual" I am referring to the most visually literal form of my subject matter, in this case my initial, unmanipulated video footage of these places. By "perceived" I am speaking of the experience of these places and the impression they leave in my mind. My recent work has been a reflection on specific environments seen through a mediated position. This position is limited to my own personal perception of a certain place at a specific time.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Siegel, Fran
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Installation, Original artwork
Publication Number: 1486652
ISBN: 978-1-124-28249-7
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