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Browsing College of Visual and Performing Arts by Issue Date

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  • Pichocki, Jillian (2007-12-13)
    FIGHTING SPIRIT is the title of a thesis exhibition by Jillian Pichocki. It is a photographic series of large and mediumscale silver gelatin prints which focuses on the aging process of men engaged in the sport of boxing. ...
  • Fang, Adriane (2009-07-25)
    The thesis project, impulse Present, was a site-specific work presented in two separate public performances. The first performance was on September 22, 2008, as part of the George Mason University’s Fall for the Book ...
  • Mueller, Johanna (2009-07-25)
    This thesis seeks to describe and illuminate the personal mythology in my work, from my own narrative to the cultural and historical references, pattern and design, ancient myth and legend that inhabit the work. The eight ...
  • Watkins, Sean (2009-07-25)
    War Correspondents: Ellipses from Within the Bubble distills the mapping of physical and emotional paths into a physical and visual conclusion of my journey discovering memories from participants of the secret war in ...
  • Herce, Clarita M. (2009-07-25)
    This thesis describes how I came to create the body of work for Claritas: An MFA Thesis Exhibition, the culmination of my thesis project at George Mason University. I reflect on the journey that brought me to painting; ...
  • Reedy, Karen (2009-08-26)
    This document describes the choreographic inspiration and process for the creation of Sleepwalking, a dance commissioned by the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project, performed September 4 and 5, 2008, by Karen ...
  • Serafin, Susan (2009-09-17)
    Our identities and gestures are transferred from our cultural memory. Photography, movies, and more recently, virtual reality, are cultural and social markers that juxtapose the "ideal image of self" with the self as ...
  • Sarkissian, Nelly Achkhen (2010-06-08)
    This thesis is a plateau for cinematic documentaries that illuminates the story of cultural religious tattooing ritual of the Armenians, neighboring in the Middle East and Eastern Europe; A camera-pan that exposes the ...
  • Golden, Jeff (2012-01-30)
    What is it to be human? It is more than genetic code, more than a belief that we simply exist, more than a classification. But what exactly defines who and what we are? Our actions characterize who we are; our journey ...
  • Dixon, Elsabé (2012-06-12)
    The luxury of exploration that was afforded me during my time at George Mason University and my pursuit of investigating the use of live organisms in conjunction with symbiotic systems and audience involvement, led me ...
  • Rackley, Christopher (2012-06-18)
    The following document uses photographs of Chris Rackley’s artworks in progress, including pages from his sketchbooks, to give a glimpse into the meandering creative paths taken between ideas and forms. Six pieces from ...
  • Giron, Olivier (2012-10-05)
    Something Out of Nothing developed out of a growing curiosity to explore the margins between public and private space. The spaces that surround us can be defined through our relationship to the landscape. This definition ...
  • McCurdy, Brian Glenn (2013)
    THE TECHNICAL AND EXPRESSIVE ASPECTS OF THE CLARINET IN THE
  • DeSaix, Suzanne (2013-02-12)
    Breathing Space is about a journey of developing artistic inquiry that moved from a macro-level sociopolitical focus to an intimate reflection on the impetus for art making. That focus circled back to an enriched perspective ...
  • Rhodey, Amber (2013-09-13)
    This thesis is an examination of the subculture in the alternative world of a dive bar through the perspective of a female bartender. The examination includes a collection of colliding expressions between memory and ...
  • McCoy, Ryan (2013-09-13)
    This thesis examines the origins and trajectory of the primary line of thought I had developed while creating a body of work over a several year period. I attempted to create a document that would be easily accessible and ...
  • Booth, Stephanie T. (2013-12-03)
    Why do many of us feel the need to connect to the past? Events that we did not experience will always partially be a mystery and our own memories are both fallible and malleable. Despite the fact that they are often ...
  • Chaudhary, Asma (2013-12-03)
    This thesis serves as a literary catalogue, which documents the artistic process and critical insight into studio practice from the perspective of Asma Chaudhary, a Pakistani- American artist. It follows her journey ...
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    Ruwet, Elizabeth Paxton (2014-03-15)
    This thesis documents specific relationships I observe and have with individuals living with autism. Through an extensive interview and interactive process, the varied interactions furthered my understanding of these ...

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