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dc.contributor.advisorCalvin, James H. (James Halvorsen), 1958-eng
dc.contributor.authorWedel, Valerie A.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 4, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.eng
dc.description.abstractThis creative research investigated the nature of interpersonal relationships through the lens of Theravada Buddhism and took the form of interactive video, performance and installation. Tangible materials, video projections and bodily movements were employed in the works to manipulate viewers so they could observe their relationship to the material world, to themselves and to others. The performances were collaborative opportunities for all participants to step outside normal behavior patterns and observe barriers to self-understanding. This research purposely blurred boundaries between artist, viewers and artwork so that viewers became participants and interactors as well as observers. This process allowed the following specific issues to be explored: identity, self vs. other, desire vs. aversion and personal boundaries. The work encouraged participants to mine this content for information about personal psychological states in order that they may better know and accept themselves. They were encouraged to embrace the notion of undoing the self in order to function in this world with a heightened sense of grace.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb63032946eng
dc.identifier.oclc220867508eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5004
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5004eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshTheravāda Buddhismeng
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationseng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-acceptanceeng
dc.subject.lcshCreation (Literary, artistic, etc.)eng
dc.titleThe undoing of the self: an artistic explorationeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.eng


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