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Title: Iterations
Authors: Tan, Melvin
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: ITERATIONS is a set of art objects that references vernacular sourced from the business workplace. By the relocation of these items as art objects, spectators are required to negotiate the ideological and perceptual forms of society's denatured gaze. Specifically: a. ITERATIONS uses corporate vernacular to pronounce today’s capitalist society. This allows viewers to approach and question their own ideological and perceptual genesis through it’s byproduct: where expectations are already so predominantly impersonal and set that even claims to reality are unrealistic. ITERATIONS therefore acts as a parasitical installation within the ‘graduation show’ setting. b. ITERATIONS is essentially aesthetics grafted from parts of our objectified culture. This is so, not only in the objects I choose to manipulate, but it is also established through art history that affirms authority over the material. The body of work becomes a conscious iteration of our visual anthropology. c. ITERATIONS is an expansion of the post-internet understanding of the world where it recognizes how today’s audiences negotiate the art through its extensions over the web. The body of work politicizes its digital and its physical renders as equal fronts of the artwork. The work readily becomes a constellation of formal quotations built to be shared such that they become image-objects themselves.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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