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Each Body is a Strange Beach

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dc.contributor.advisor Dinkins, Stephanie en_US
dc.contributor.author El-Maghrabi, Myda en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Studio Art en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76836 en_US
dc.description 29 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract What drives not merely the individual but our society as a whole? How do we regard our own experiences, and, as an extension, how does that affect how we relate to the experiences of another? How do our individual motivations affect our societal motivations and vice versa? These core questions serve as the catalyst for my work. By developing artwork with this line of inquiry in mind, which includes research into contemporary as well as historic social criticisms, I come closer to finding answers to the questions that fuel my artistic practice. Throughout the process, I mine the many ways our human community operates to resolve how it functions and dysfunctions and how its members connect or disconnect. For my written thesis, I will explore the above-mentioned ideas through the work I have produced during my studies at Stony Brook University, including but not limited to my solo shows at the Lawrence Alloway Gallery as well as my piece for the MFA thesis exhibition at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. I will refer to texts that have guided me personally and academically towards an understanding of the experience of the self and its relationality; a broad range of source materials from the critical writings of Nicolas Bourriaud and Herbert Marcuse to the more contemporary writings of Claudia Rankine and Scott McLeod. Through discussion of specific works, I will delve into themes common throughout: issues of freedom, alienation and disenfranchisement of “the other†. I look at the figurative elements common to my work that represent contrasting relationships i.e., humanoid or animal- like creatures that engage with their environment and those that do not; shelters that protect and those that damage their inhabitants; and screens or windows that serve to reveal or conceal that which is within. As is the goal for most of my work, my thesis shall provide more insight into the simplicities and complexities of our human nature. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art history en_US
dc.title Each Body is a Strange Beach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Belisle, Brooke en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Paradis, Jason. en_US

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