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dc.creatorCheadle, Christina
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T12:26:36Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T12:26:36Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/34121
dc.descriptionThesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.descriptionChristina Cheadle is a member of the Class of 2016 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractI begin this thesis with a discussion of Shiota’s Across the Continents. Seeing this exhibit in the spring of 2015 inspired what was to become this year-long project. Throughout this thesis, I explore Shiota’s Across the Continents and her other works, incorporating my second major, anthropology, into the analysis as well. My investigation takes on this question using the anthropological concept of distributed personhood and abduction of agency, as it relates to Shiota’s work especially but also more generally in modern and contemporary art. I will address each subject – shoes, suitcases, and pianos – through one of Shiota’s installations – Across the Continents, Accumulation, and In Silence, respectively (fig. 1.4,1.5). Each of these works, I argue, highlights cross-cultural and temporal boundaries due to the components’ concomitant themes of presence in absence and distributed personhood. . . . Throughout my thesis, I apply this idea of the power of objects to a specific object in each of my three central chapters. I begin by introducing the object and the piece of Shiota’s work that incorporates the said object. I then delve more deeply into the meaning behind Shiota’s installation. Following this exploration, I look at the biography of the object with the belief that learning the history of the object helps my readers understand the seemingly inherent symbolism in each of them. Afterwards, I bring in other artists who have used these objects in their works, comparing and contrasting them to Shiota’s art. Through this organization, I uncover the reason behind society’s allowance of shoes, suitcases, and pianos to abduct their agency.en_US
dc.format.extent67 pagesen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Art Historyen_US
dc.titleThe Power of Ojbects: An Exploration Into the Work of Chiharu Shiota (thesis)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderCheadle, Christina
dc.subject.fastShiota, Chiharu, 1972-en_US
dc.subject.fastGell, Alfreden_US
dc.subject.fastSymbolismen_US
dc.subject.fastPersonal narrativesen_US


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