Bifurcate: Intersections and Photography

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Studio Art: Photography and Digital Imaging
Author O'Neill, Kelly
Title Bifurcate: Intersections and Photography
Date 2015-04
Description Through my works and research I investigate the photographic medium's ambiguous nature as a simultaneously aesthetic and empirical object. Combining a vast assortment of photographic mediums from contemporary GIFs to historical processes such as the Cyanotype, my work reveals the multiplicity of the photographic form and its dubious ability to function within seemingly contradictory systems of knowledge. Interrogating the processes by which photography has been used and abused, my project does not pursue definitive answers or reveal the "truth" of photography, but rather underlines the importance of seeing photography in a new and radicalized fashion. More than just a series of artworks, my project seeks to bring a serious discourse on photographic meaning into dialogue with diverse audiences including the fine arts, scientific community, and academia. Ranging from ethnographic studies to crime scene documentation and academic microfiche collections, the photographic form i
Type Text; Image
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Fine arts; Photography
Dissertation Name Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management © Kelly O'Neill
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,173,500 Bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3661
ARK ark:/87278/s6sx9nhz
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2015-11-04
Date Modified 2018-09-04
ID 197212
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sx9nhz
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