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The title of this thesis gives away little beyond an engagement with the visual and the implication of some sort of trouble: Agitating images. In many ways it is a project defined by trouble: trouble that is analyzed and historicized but also trouble that is expected and invited. The agitation...
Avoiding the Stereotypes: History, Heritage, and How to Navigate Indigenous Imagery
Jena McLaurin will discuss the dominant stereotypes of Indigenous North American peoples, both in the United States and Canada. Regional differences, the interplay between stereotypical images, the connection between stereotypes and colonialist politics, and contemporary stereotypes will all be...
Hide and Seek is a children’s game. It can also be thought of more broadly as the act of concealment and of searching. The works in this exhibition ask viewers to consider the things from our past that we consciously and subconsciously hide as well as the objects and spaces in which we seek...
This thesis is a multi-modal exploration of the photographer-researcher as a methodological opportunity to gain multiple, collaborative and collective perspectives on living in relation to the Alberta oil sands zone of North America. Using participatory-photography with youth, this thesis is one...
Imag(in)ing the cancerous body: representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary visual artDownload
This thesis examines representations of cancer in contemporary art, with a particular focus on unruly, un-idealized bodies at risk. In bringing together the discourses of art history and medicine, its aim is to engage conventions of visualizing cancer, and more importantly, to highlight the ways...
When we think of trans people and photography, we often think of selfies, transition timelines, or stereotypical images like trans women trying to put on makeup. We don’t often think of trans photographers themselves. My research is an autoethnographic reflection from behind the lens rather than...
SSHRC IDG Awarded 2018: This research-creation project asks “What is a contemporary landscape?” Building on cultural geographers' insights that the natural environment provides a setting for cultural processes and belief systems, we will explore the history of ideas and images in traditional...
Both Aboriginal people and settlers of European descent participated in the construction of a series of curious tintypes set in the late-1870s Cypress Hills. The portraits perform complex and fluid cultural identities and they represent the particular conditions of modernity experienced by those...
How can we think about the relationship between physical and psychological spaces? Obscura explores the possibility that the intersection of the two can foster deeply contemplative experiences, and enable attentive and empathetic consideration of our relationship with the world. The works in the...
This thesis examines issues of performance art documentation. An art historical survey contextualizes performance art practice and theory, situating the contradicting nature of performance art as a medium that both requires documentation while also denying its possibility. A detailed case study...