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Modes of presence in the contemporary sculptural encounter

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This thesis examines the manifestation of ‘presence’ in contemporary sculpture and the nature of the viewer’s encounter. In particular, it investigates the ways in which inert materials are transformed into objects that appear to possess life. Presence has been considered in terms of the image in different media; however, this thesis shows that a work does not have to be figurative for presence to be evoked. Through a detailed investigation of individual artworks, each of the chapters ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Ruskin School of Art
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Ruskin School of Art
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Ruskin School of Art
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-03-26

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