Presentation Title

Liminal Bodies

Presenter's Name(s)

Aleda KirsteinFollow

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to produce a body of paintings exploring anxiety and discomfort and the way they are communicated, especially in the current generation that has reached adolescence in the age of smart phones and social media. The work will be informed by Michel Foucault’s book Madness and Civilization and in conversation with several modern and contemporary artists. The paintings will reflect and examine the contemporary moment in which they were made. This will be developed through a close exploration of the current cultural climate specifically concerning anxiety. The project will also yield a written defense of work and analysis of contemporary artists.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Pamela Fraser

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Art Studio

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

Second Program/Major

Psychological Science

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Liminal Bodies

The purpose of this project is to produce a body of paintings exploring anxiety and discomfort and the way they are communicated, especially in the current generation that has reached adolescence in the age of smart phones and social media. The work will be informed by Michel Foucault’s book Madness and Civilization and in conversation with several modern and contemporary artists. The paintings will reflect and examine the contemporary moment in which they were made. This will be developed through a close exploration of the current cultural climate specifically concerning anxiety. The project will also yield a written defense of work and analysis of contemporary artists.