Semester of Graduation

Fall 2018

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

FAS

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The project described in this paper is an exhibition of gallery-based durational performance art, and resulting three-dimensional artifacts, that was created through a tangled process of relapse and recovery from mental illness. The first section of this paper peers into the parameters of ephemeral artistic practice. I discuss the process of merging my recovery and creative practice through performance art, and then parse the discussion of the work into the categories of performer, audience, site, and time. Section II details various aspects of spectator experience through a second-person narrative tracing the crowd flow of the exhibition. I conclude with an epilogue, framing the work in the exhibition with a current snapshot of the blurred boundary between my practices of living and art.

Date

11-8-2018

Committee Chair

Nam, Hye Yeon

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