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Title: Via the body: A research on the expression of the human condition through body fragmentation – jewelry art as contemporary relics.
Authors: Joris, Hannah
Advisors: Willems, Bert
Baert, Barbara
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Disiecta membra: scattered fragments. This research merges the image, the body, the human and the fragment into its subject matter and has left both unspoken and spoken, intangible and tangible traces of each topic. This research rises and falls with the image: images gave birth to it and there are images that were born of this research. It approaches the body: there are pendants to be hung from our necks and there is skin to be touched. It absorbs the human: there are images that are shaped to the palms of our hands and there are traces of our fears and hopes in drawn lines and fixed stitches. This research embraces the fragment: there are cut roots and their wounds have been tended to. But this research kneaded – and needed – the blend of image, body, human and fragment on another level too. As a so-called ‘practice-based research’ or ‘research in the arts,’ there was the need to bring two worlds together, which are in fact two sides of the same coin. In merging two worlds, there is always a balance to keep or seek for, before one world swallows the other or before one is trampled underfoot by the other. ...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21198
Category: T1
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: PhD theses
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