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dc.contributor.supervisor Kavanagh, Mary
dc.contributor.supervisor
dc.contributor.author Thiessen Hepher, Corinne
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-24T22:25:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-24T22:25:44Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3559
dc.description vii, 71 leaves, [20] leaves of plates : b&w ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Some Nerve: Invisible Debilitations, Explosive Restraint and the In-Valid engages sociological, critical and feminist frameworks to examine the cultural and political encoding of normative human behaviour. Through kinetic objects, drawing, photography, video and performance, my work considers marginalized others and the subversive destabilization or appropriation of identity and subjectivity available in theories of the grotesque, in body art, and in autobiography. Personal historiographies, transgenerational trauma, and postmemory together form the investigative structure of collective identity and personal narrative. The new, embodied postmodern subject embraces identity that is unstable, open, changing, and that blurs the lines between self and other. By drawing parallels to historical medical and psychoanalytical treatments, I look at contemporary discursive methods that pathologize bodies and behaviours and construct “disease.” Prosthetics and body restraints become metaphorical indicators of social constraint and civic silencing. Inspired by literature, popular culture, science fiction, and self-help books, my work explores physical and ideological impediments, interpersonal conflict, explosion and restraint, repression and acting out. A Nervous System is not only a vital system inherent in an individual body; systems of nervousness also signal a condition of cultural anxiety produced by precarious political and institutional power structures. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2014 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts) en_US
dc.subject Collective identity en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.subject Personal narrative en_US
dc.subject Otherness en_US
dc.subject Mind/body dichotomy en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Some nerve: invisible debilitations, explosive restraint and the in-valid en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Fine Arts en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Arts en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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