Title

Hormesis

Date of Award

Spring 4-12-2016

Document Type

Article

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Mike Womack

Second Advisor

Melinda Barlow

Third Advisor

Webster Cash

Fourth Advisor

Kim Dickey

Fifth Advisor

Alvin Gregorio

Abstract

Hormesis is an installation created by Megan Gafford that explores the way art and science can implicate each other in the search for the sublime. The piece includes a cloud chamber style subatomic particle detector and a film of the radiation made visible in that machine. This paper describes the philosophical, art historical, and sociopolitical concerns that informed Hormesis.

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