Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Phantasmaticis an exploration of materials and materiality which relies on the concept of the phantasmatic body elucidated in Gayle Salamon’s work Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality. This thesis is an exploration of these ideas. In my work, I use wool and clay to represent the material (known) and phantasmatic (sensed) bodies in an effort to explore an expanded understanding of the body at large. My work is also an effort to expand my own understanding of my phantasmatic body and its relationship to (my) materiality.
Arceneaux, Alexandria J., "Phantasmatic: Interrogating The (IM)Materiality Of Bodies Through Wool And Clay" (2019). LSU Master's Theses. 4938.