Title page for ETD etd-06102014-160351

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barbier, Andrea Laborde
Author's Email Address andreacolette@gmail.com, alabo13@lsu.edu
URN etd-06102014-160351
Title Graviora Manent: Heavier Things Remain
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thompson, Kristine Committee Chair
Andresen, Scott Committee Member
Baggett, Lynne Committee Member
Barr, Courtney Committee Member
Neff, Thomas Committee Member
  • alternative process
  • photography
  • Andrea Barbier
  • Graviora Manent
Date of Defense 2014-05-09
Availability unrestricted
The photographic collection Graviora Manent addresses the complexities and deciphering of human relationships, intensified through the decisive acts of obscuring or revealing formal information. The pictures are made using an alternative French photographic method called mordanšage, which physically alters the surface of the gelatin silver print using a combination of chemistry and water. The images frequently include recurring elements of my own dreams, as well as figures set in recognizably interior or exterior environments. Recurring themes in the series include what is public vs. what is private, voyeurism, familiarity, and the unknown.
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