Date of Award

Spring 4-24-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Kim Dickey

Second Advisor

Jeanne Quinn

Third Advisor

Scott Chamberlin

Fourth Advisor

Michael Beitz


This is Laura Zelda Smith's MFA thesis paper. (footnote: Ok, this is a joke. This is what we all secretly want to type in for the abstract of our papers, and is essentially a one to two sentence summation of my paper. However, a more appropriate abstract would say: my paper discusses my relationship to both materiality and performance. The paper, itself, is designed to be an artistic work in its own right, and playfully perform a running commentary on its own material and process.)

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