All that glitters is not gold...

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Date created: 
2019-05-03
Identifier: 
etd20282
Keywords: 
Trans-nationalism
Site-specificity
Reclamation
Indigenous knowledge
Resource extraction
Belongings
Abstract: 

The phrase “All that glitters is not gold” refers to seemingly universal life lessons where visible perceptions of beauty and value are revealed as a façade. The phrase is also akin to golden, shiny metals, which appear valuable but are actually not as valuable – such as the misidentification of pyrite as gold. In this project, it refers to the imperfect connections between land, identity, location and belonging(s). It is a nod to the sparkle of copper in the project, a material that glitters but is not gold. All that Glitters is Not Gold... is also a reference to the name of the institutional space at Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

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.
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Supervisor(s): 
Sabine Bitter
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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