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Leptaxis and the constructed body: an exploration of poetic queer cyborg prosthesis.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christian Ryan (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Chris Cassidy

Abstract: This written portion of the M.F.A. thesis describes the both aesthetic experience of the artwork leptaxis and the critical intent, political perspective, and conceptual motivations behind the construction of the work. The artwork leptaxis consists of a series of objects worn by participating viewers in conjunction with a reactive audio installation space. Framed as a space of play outside of traditional art spaces, viewers are invited to participate in the installation space by wearing the prosthetic objects and interacting with each other and elements of the installation. These worn objects are framed as queer cyborg prosthesis in the way that they intend to disrupt heteronormative perspectives on how gender and the human body is defined. The prosthesis interface with each other and the installation space via physical computing technology and digital audio signals. The audio component of installation is modulated and effected through the viewers' social interactions with the prosthesis. A key element within the artwork is the use of the concept of as pleasure functioning as a communicative vehicle for the radical queer cyborg political perspective.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
art, cyborg, disco, New Media, prosthetic, queer
Subjects
Art.

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