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dc.contributor.supervisor Fredrickson, Denton
dc.contributor.author Baker, Cindy
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-03T20:13:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-03T20:13:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3506
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores performance through an investigation of art in which the artist’s body is obscured, hidden, or not present in the final manifestation of the work. Through a three-pronged project of creative production, written paper and curated exhibition, I present four methodologies for removing the artist’s body from performance; work that engages others to enact the performance, work that is activated, created or completed by audience transgressions in the presentation space, object-based artworks that are stand-ins for the artists’ bodies, and artists whose bodies are hidden within the work. These methodologies are effective in opening dialogue about concepts that are otherwise difficult to broach, particularly those topics that address corporeality and identity. I discuss my own work, which deals with the taboo body, particularly as it relates to gender, sexuality, disability and fatness. Simultaneously, I examine works by a variety of artists using similar methodological strategies to address topics such as race, nationalism, transgression, the grotesque, and the uncanny in ways that engage their audiences in meaningful and lasting dialogue. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Art.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts)
dc.subject Contemporary art en_US
dc.subject Performance art en_US
dc.subject Conceptual art en_US
dc.subject Fat studies en_US
dc.subject Queer theory en_US
dc.subject The body in art en_US
dc.subject Fat en_US
dc.subject Queer studies en_US
dc.subject Gender studies en_US
dc.subject disability studies en_US
dc.title The missing body: performance in the absence of the artist en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Fine Arts en_US
dc.publisher.department Art en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0357 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0626 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0453 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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