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dc.contributor.advisor Saletnik, Jeffrey en
dc.contributor.author Melin, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-16T00:38:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-16T00:38:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20996
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) - Indiana University, History of Art, 2016 en
dc.description.abstract For this essay, I have examined four installations—the capacity of absorption (1988), privation and excesses (1989), lineament (1994), and human carriage (2009)—and their afterlives as seen in a table; a grouping of a hat, chair, and sheet; balled threads of text referred to as book/balls; and book fragments, respectively. I concluded that when re-exhibited, the objects are cut off from the viewer and are presented to him or her as static artifacts through the use of plinths, vitrines, and spotlights, where before the viewer would have had a more interactive and multidimensional relationship with the objects The distinguishing qualities of Hamilton’s installations are embodied knowledge, the felt relationships between elements, site-specificity, and the process of unmaking/remaking. These qualities are virtually absent in the objects when they are exhibited in isolation. The action and durational qualities that were so important when the objects were created are gone. Additionally, the interaction between the installations’ performers and the objects is absent, and the objects instead become traces of a past activity. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.subject Ann Hamilton en
dc.subject archive en
dc.subject relics en
dc.subject installation en
dc.subject performance en
dc.subject documentation en
dc.title Permanence/Transience: The Afterlives of Ann Hamilton's Installations en
dc.type Thesis en


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