Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Spring 4-28-2004

Abstract

In creating my MFA exhibition, my intention is to explore the uneasy feelings that I have had most of my life concerning the roles that one is expected to take on in the process of entering adulthood. The more that I explore these stereotypical behaviors, the more they seem unnatural, irrational, and arbitrary. I am attempting to mix the worlds of on and off-line space, everyday behavior and performative actions, real and simulated environments. I am creating works of Internet art as well as electronic installations that include the Internet as an essential element. I am interested in plays on perception and expectations. It is my wish to ultimately loosen up some of the expected behavioral roles of adulthood and possibly relieve some of my own feelings of alienation by encouraging a more rational environment.

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