Art and authenticity

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dc.contributor.advisor Weiss, Jeff - Chair
dc.contributor.advisor Lieberman, Jessica
dc.contributor.advisor Rubenstein, Elliott
dc.contributor.advisor Miokovic, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Miyoshi, Akihiko
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-07T21:21:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-13T14:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-07T21:21:22Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-13T14:32:14Z
dc.date.issued 2005-03-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1106
dc.description.abstract My MFA thesis show, After the Last Picture Show, depicted my inquiry into what pictures and images are today. In this thesis, starting from the formalist tradition of fine art photography, I deconstruct photography into elements based on the classical dichotomy of form and content and discuss how the photographic image has dislodged itself from its material base. Subsequently, I question the objective of art in an age in which images are information, and in which information is instantly exchanged. I use authenticity as the guiding light in my art and attempt to confront the doubts that linger in our simulation-based society. Further, I start an inquiry into the relationship between the computer and art. I attempt to provide an observation of the computer in terms of itself as opposed to the more frequent approach of analyzing it as a medium to simulate existing tools. I argue that the essence of the computer is abstract, and I describe the conflict between this abstract nature of the computer and the physicality that art demands. Finally, I conclude by describing what I think of authenticity with regards to art.
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dc.subject Art, photography
dc.subject Computer art, digital art
dc.subject Contemporary art, authenticity
dc.subject Objectness
dc.subject.lcc B105.A8 M49 2005
dc.subject.lcsh Authenticity (Philosophy)
dc.subject.lcsh Photography, Artistic--History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Object (Aesthetics)
dc.subject.lcsh Art and technology
dc.subject.lcsh Computers
dc.title Art and authenticity
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.college College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
dc.description.department Photography
dc.description.approval 2005-02

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