The death of the body
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
The leading idea of my Master project is based on my private experiences which have become an inspiration for making an artistic project and writing my master thesis.“I want to make my art personal but not private” is my main statement in creating my works. I believe talking about what touches me in my private life can be expressed through my art works and would move and become close to my audience.When I started working with this project I wanted to raise awareness of body death body-decay which is excluded from our daily lives and not quite visible in our contemporary societies until it touches us personally. Through the work I realized that the project is not just about death of the body (my first inspiration) but it is bringing a whole lot of new qualities: time, the passing of time, timeline, aging, transformation, the process of existing (making) and the process of dying. Comparing what is/can be considered as “beauty”- superficiality, external beauty, with what it is/can be “ugly” (ugliness - in the physical context) is a very important aspect of my work. In my work I use my own aesthetics to create definitions of ugly and beauty which is based on my previous inspirations. Since the process of making has become more important than expected, it shifted into this particular state.I have decided to “lock myself” (my torso) in a dead sculpture. I am keeping a particular moment of time and displaying „what” I looked like some time before and „now”. My torso is created by me and I can choose when it is “alive” and when it is “dead”. I treat my project as ongoing study, which will not end with my graduation at Konstfack. In my thesis I will communicate my inspirations and fascinations, process of making, and transformation of the project. As for inspirations and fascinations I will investigate different artistic approaches that I have chosen from the contemporary art. As I am interested in creating art based on craft I will talk about the importance and huge influence of process and transformation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 55 p.
death, the body in art
döden, kroppen i konsten
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3354OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-3354DiVA: diva2:523622
Ceramics & Glass (Master)
Ahl, Zandra, ProfessorGöransson, Emma