Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
INTENT OF BINARY TALES EXHIBITION
"Binary Tales", my MFA exhibition offers an alternative point of view of diversity and immigration to provoke thought in the audience. I'm gifted with the ability to express myself through the visual arts in the medium of metal. I also have the experiences to carry a message of hope and exploration through the tale of my immigration and assimilation in the great American culture. Using my abilities and experience, I seized the opportunity of excitement and hope generated by the President's leadership to further breakdown cultural barriers. "Binary Tales" guided the viewer in a vicarious journey through my life story as an immigrant trying to fit into American society and provide chances to understand and consider issues of culture; with particular attention to the effects of war and immigration. Perhaps the audience can then take that understanding and apply it to current issues of war and immigration.
INTENT OF BINARY TALES THESIS
This thesis paper is intended to supplement Binary Tales the Exhibition in two ways. First, by way of Chapter I and II, this thesis shall serve as a conceptual guide and contextual supplement to the artworks in the exhibition. Second, the rest of this thesis will supplement the exhibition by further detailing the philosophy that produced the work from the philosophy's development, to its current definition, and to its application.
Copyright 2009 Bounnak M Thammavong
Thammavong, Bounnak M.. "Binary tales." thesis, University of Iowa, 2009.