Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/120567
Title:
The 'auto cannibal'
Authors:
Hultum, Ben
Abstract:
The relentless triumph of technology is increasingly dismissive of the human desire for interaction; we are deprived of experiences with the ordinary and become less aware of the potential such objects contain. The author primarily considers art as a means of understanding the world and his practice is based on personal observations and autonomous processes. This can often lead to an over-analysis of the mundane, which is directly confronted in each of my projects through an enthusiasm for the objects we not only take for granted, but do so to the extent that we barely notice their existence. Drawing inspiration from literature, philosophy and ideas which surround permanence in a society which is frequently considered throwaway, the author is influenced by personal insecurities and have developed a creative style that not only explores construction - in the obsessive means by which a work is made; but also one that celebrates the process of destruction - in that the materials the author uses have the potential to instigate their own demise in a process I generally refer to as autocannibalism.
Advisors:
Turner, Jeremy
Publisher:
University of Chester
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/120567
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
MPhil / PhD Theses and Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorTurner, Jeremyen
dc.contributor.authorHultum, Benen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-28T11:45:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-28T11:45:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/120567-
dc.description.abstractThe relentless triumph of technology is increasingly dismissive of the human desire for interaction; we are deprived of experiences with the ordinary and become less aware of the potential such objects contain. The author primarily considers art as a means of understanding the world and his practice is based on personal observations and autonomous processes. This can often lead to an over-analysis of the mundane, which is directly confronted in each of my projects through an enthusiasm for the objects we not only take for granted, but do so to the extent that we barely notice their existence. Drawing inspiration from literature, philosophy and ideas which surround permanence in a society which is frequently considered throwaway, the author is influenced by personal insecurities and have developed a creative style that not only explores construction - in the obsessive means by which a work is made; but also one that celebrates the process of destruction - in that the materials the author uses have the potential to instigate their own demise in a process I generally refer to as autocannibalism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectautocannibalismen
dc.titleThe 'auto cannibal'en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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