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Department:School for the Contemporary Arts
Faculty:Communication, Art & Technology
Senior supervisor:Allyson Clay
Thesis title:A brightness – a signal – a sign (the light explored and questioned everything) ((Tlattic in xochitl in cuicatl))
Given Names:Emiliano Rafael
Abstract:A brightness – a signal – a sign (the light explored and questioned everything) ((tlattic in xochitl in cuicatl)) is a project that begins with a process of walking throughout Vancouver, finding objects, walking with the objects, then constructing sculptures collaboratively with them. This is done while considering the possibility for quantum entanglement between the human and non-human, and forming a bond between the human body, the sites where the objects are found, and the found objects themselves. This labour is driven by the experience of being an immigrant living within a diaspora and is a performative means for creating a dynamic and reciprocal relationship with the Land of Vancouver.
Keywords:Aztlán; sculpture; in xochitl in cuicatl; installation; poetry; diaspora