Title

Unother

DOI

10.17077/etd.dy6ddzjk

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Jung, Anita

First Committee Member

Snitzer, James

Second Committee Member

Miller, Daniel

Third Committee Member

Barrett, Timothy

Public Abstract

Otherness is invented then inflicted by powerful political and social institutions. These institutions alienate people labeled as “other,” and place them at the margins of society. I ask my viewers to consider the experience of “the other” in society, and how we participate in dynamics of fear and alienation.

The language of printmaking—its historical roots in democratic distribution and worried, careful mark making—are a means to show my concern for others. The utilitarian objects I construct are hopeful tools for survival and recovery. My robotic work performs clues for my viewer, enlightening what we cast into shadow, and acting as abject, uncomfortable “others” in a space. I put my personal gestures of care on display to exemplify empathy, and examine moments when my empathic response is futile. The work therefore explores the complexity of caretaking as a contemporary woman and visual artist.

Keywords

Climate Change, Human Rights, Installation, Printmaking, Social Practice

Pages

viii, 27 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-27).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Anna Marie Haglin

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Art Practice Commons

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