visiting hundun's territory

Author: 
Date created: 
2017-09-19
Identifier: 
etd10402
Keywords: 
Daoism
Islam
Non-discursive knowledge
Nonknowing
Sculpture
Spirituality
Abstract: 

visiting hundun’s territory is a sculpture that stands 3 m tall, 2 m wide, and 0.9 m deep. The sculpture is made up of several elements: a drawing cut into a screen, fluorescent lights, a plastic curtain, and automated fans. The sculpture breathes, blowing its curtain when it exhales and sucking it against a screen door when it inhales, revealing the abstracted drawing. As a research project, this work intersects Daoist philosophies, Islamic art practices, and contemporary theories to agitate settled concepts such as infinity, spontaneity, and spirituality. The work explores the relationship between knowledge and intuition; going beyond concepts of quantifiable knowledge and embodied knowledge in an attempt to think through a concept of non-discursive knowledge.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
File(s): 
Video detailing visiting hundun’s territory as installed in at the Audain Gallery, Vancouver, September 2017.
Senior supervisor: 
Laura Marks
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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