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Diagnosed in 2009 with Multiple Sclerosis, my mother’s mental and physical health deteriorated at a rapid pace. The person who raised me was altered, becoming someone who was less confident in her abilities and saw her disease as a defeat. I grew to resent this new person, seeing her as the...
Preventing Predictions: The Political Possibilities of Play and Aesthetics in Contemporary Installation Art and Works by Carsten Höller and Gabriel OrozcoDownload
This thesis analyzes contemporary participatory installation art, play theory, especially Johan Huizinga’s seminal Homo Ludens, and the aesthetic theories of Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics and Jacques Rancière’s Politics of Aesthetics. Ping Pond Table 1998 by Gabriel Orozco and Test...