Title page for ETD etd-04152013-155609

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author LaPann, Thomas
Author's Email Address lapatl79@yahoo.com
URN etd-04152013-155609
Title Placed Residue
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
McClay, Malcom Committee Chair
Andresen, Scott Committee Member
Ariaz, Jeremiah Committee Member
Arp, Kimberly Committee Member
Ostrenko, Frederick Committee Member
  • Redisue
  • immersive
  • visceral experience
  • interactivity
  • sculpture
  • installation
  • Kinect
Date of Defense 2013-04-11
Availability unrestricted
“Placed Residue” is a series of eight works that highlight nature and its transformative quality. The video, photos, and sculptural objects, contained in the show, call attention to different materials and how they undergo growth and decay. Using various resources ranging from Kinect to video projection I incorporate the unnatural in order to depict a natural narrative involving the viewer. In order to emulate these natural processes, a cause and effect system had been developed where nature completes the final object. These systems activate the material providing for behaviors to be visible through their tactile qualities and allowing for their properties and behaviors to relate with the viewer. With this Thesis exhibition I hope to show people that the world is alive around us and that we are a part of a bigger system, which we can see through a closer attention to matter.
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