Title

Reboot

Semester

Spring

Date of Graduation

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

MFA

College

College of Creative Arts

Department

Intermedia & Photography

Committee Chair

Gerald Habarth.

Abstract

I am an artist that works with technologically obsolete materials in order to elevate them to have purely aesthetic, sublime qualities. Creating my art this way has led me to profile and understand hoarders; those who collect materials that are otherwise socially useless. They collect these objects to the point where the collection act becomes an obsessive psychological disorder. This thesis will prove that while I identify with those who struggle with this disorder, my own collection tendencies lend themselves to being more related to the processes of contemporary artists and their need to reconfigure the original use of objects in multitude.

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