Title

Reflexions

Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

First Advisor

Rachel Lachowicz

Second Advisor

Anne Bray

Third Advisor

Michael Reafsnyder

Rights Information

© 2013 Takeshi Kanemura

Abstract

Through my art, I offer viewers environments that function in a manner similar to public parks. People visit parks not to talk about the park and its elements, but to have their own time and space to interact with themselves and/or others. Although each of my offerings is distinct, all are united by the way they function: to create the possibility of human interaction. Even when I am not present, the spaces I have created are interactive performances. After visitors leave, my art again becomes incomplete, and an invitation for other viewers. The whole process encompasses the production of the environment (which is open for viewers to see as a performance) and the installation of the environment. I consider their experience and process as the point of my work.

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