Title page for ETD etd-06122008-100133

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kellerman, Ezra
Author's Email Address ekelle3@lsu.edu
URN etd-06122008-100133
Title We Believe in the Systems That Keep Us Alive
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Loren Schwerd Committee Chair
Darius Spieth Committee Member
Rick Ortner Committee Member
  • Sculpture
  • Art
Date of Defense 2008-04-29
Availability unrestricted

We Believe In the Systems That Keep Us Alive is a body of work that uses parallels identified between writing and media critique of contemporary events. The parallels are labeled as four specific systems: nutritional, administrative, life-support, and nurturing. Through a combination of interactive and object based sculpture, each system is represented with visual metaphor and allegory to place the viewer in a direct and specialized paradox. Paradoxes audience members encounter are intended to illustrate to the audience what conflicts can arise by being included in a system where governing agency of any sort does not meet with individual desires.

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