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dc.contributor.advisor Endress, Edgar Sarkissian, Nelly Achkhen
dc.creator Sarkissian, Nelly Achkhen 2010-05-13 2010-06-08T13:35:40Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2010-06-08T13:35:40Z 2010-06-08T13:35:40Z
dc.description.abstract 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 present geo-political regional conflict between Lebanon and Israel to the young generation, who at the present is restricted due to their Armenian-Lebanese identity to have access to their past. It is a momentary meditation on border and identity conflicts that creates an obstruction for reconnecting to the memory of the path of their both Lebanese and Armenian Christian identity. I challenge in my thesis the representation process of reconstructing the memory, collectively, within the exhibition space in order to depict the realm of universal quest of existence. This metaphorical body language transcends this journey from literal to lateral experience of survival and peace. This thesis is the journey of becoming, recognition and introspection of life. Each breath is a crucifixion and a resurrection.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Jerusalem Pigrimage en_US
dc.subject border conflict en_US
dc.subject identity conflict en_US
dc.subject Lebanon en_US
dc.subject tattoo, religious en_US
dc.subject Armenian deportation en_US
dc.subject installation, video art en_US
dc.subject journey documentation en_US
dc.subject embroidery en_US
dc.subject identity, remapping en_US
dc.title Across the Body en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Fine Arts en_US Master's en Art and Visual Technology en George Mason University en

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