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College of Visual and Performing Arts

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • Ashworth, Ben
    This thesis examines the developing philosophy of practice behind my ongoing participatory public art project and MFA thesis festival FINDING A LINE, most recently exhibited September 4-13, 2015 at The Kennedy Center. ...
  • Sargent, Patrick
    This thesis describes the chronological process and the technical application of Social Art Practice concepts in ART-illery community workshops and subsequent themes that culminated in the work on display in my Masters of ...
  • Fathoms 
    Zuckerman, Sarah
    Fingertip to fingertip, I stretch my arms to their fullest extension, this length, this beginning to an embrace, is a fathom. A fathom measures depth as a line cast into the sea slips through the stratum below. It ...
  • Windom, Kristina
    The goal of this thesis is to answer this question: “How do classical ballet companies sustain themselves in a twenty-first century society that is attracted to diverse and innovative ideas?” As a teacher of both classical ...
  • Cole McInturff, Cecilia
    This thesis catalog chronologically records in-studio aspects of design, construction, and a substantive major edit of a 2015 sculptural exhibition completing MFA requirements for graduation. Also, it is a case study ...
  • Irvin, Sarah
    My thesis is a selection of actions, objects, and texts made as a response to my experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for my daughter. The actions themselves were time-based performance pieces derived from ...
  • Klontz, Mary-Hannah (2015)
    This research provides a guide to understanding, preparing, and performing Arnold Schoenberg’s last completed opus, “De Profundis” (Psalm 130) Op. 50B,2 within the context of the Hebrew chant that inspired it and Schoenberg’s ...
  • Hill, Melissa (2015-08-19)
    I am looking at the notion of contingency and how random events construct the self at any given time. The concept of the contingent self is centered on the amalgamation of experiences that one undergoes throughout one’s ...
  • Smith, Anne (2015-08-19)
    This thesis describes the practices, thought processes and influences behind the work in my MFA thesis exhibit Ways of Going, Having Gone, exhibited in November 2014 at George Mason University’s Fine Art Gallery, as well ...
  • Loda, Nathan (2015-08-19)
    I started this series with a question, what is my identity? This led me to look at my childhood influences -- playmobil toys, adventure films, and my outdoor experiences – all of which started to inform the subject matter ...
  • Warshaw, Raphael (2015-08-13)
    “When one reaches the decline of life it is imperative to try and gather together as many as possible of the sensations which have passed through our particular organism.” - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Much has been ...
  • Hendrick, Jay (2015-08-13)
    Collude Collide is primarily a painting exhibition and asks axiological questions about and around painting. The objects ask questions about asking questions. The objects, when seen together are attempts at casting doubt ...
  • Sawyer, Rahshia (2014-10-27)
    I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. This thesis describes the photographic series of works leading up to and the installation ...
  • Torres-Ortiz, Luis R. (2014-10-27)
    This document describes the investigative process of the dancer– audience relationship through the exploration of emotions as movements. I choreographed an eleven minute and forty seconds (11:40) dance piece called Bereave ...
  • Skowron, Steven (2014-10-08)
    This thesis is a comprehensive roadmap that describes my journey as artist. The paper examines the various influences that represent my work. These influences revolve around my former Catholic background and the personal ...
  • Self 
    Murray, Mahogany M (2014-10-08)
    From the day we are born, we are taught to conform, to believe, to fear, to love, to want, to need. And as a result of all of those teachings we find our selves lost and confused within this conformity. We are looking ...
  • Navab, Nahideh (2014-10-07)
    In my MFA exhibition, November 2013, I’ve taken elements of politics and women’s issues into a visual portfolio. My two passions came together through the use of various complex hand print techniques and an installation, ...
  • Mirtcheva, Ina Radeva (2014-05)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to reintroduce Isaac Mikhnovsky (1914-1978) to a new generation of scholars and musicians. Not only was Mikhnovsky a brilliant pianist who gave the Russian premiere of Rachmaninoff's ...
  • Arnold, Jermie Steven (2014-05)
    American composer Charles Ives was first and foremost a bandsman. Having been raised in the band world by his father, his first works were for band. Though only four of Ives's original works for band survive, many of his ...
  • Taylor, Mark A. (2014-05)
    With the intent of contributing new research to the body of knowledge on

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