Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Alexandra Trimm
This paper examines the history of installation art and explains the concept and themes within my installation component of the studio art major. It details how readymades, site-specificity, and an emphasis on experiential work all contributed to the creation of installation art as a medium. Next, I turn to my own work, exploring the theme of representing time and altering the perceptions of the viewer. Through a web of fishing line and tempered glass, the installation visually imitates a single, frozen moment of an explosion that the viewer can walk into and explore. The paper continues with a discussion of relevant themes in the work by contemporary artists Ori Gerst, Heide Fasnacht, Cornelia Parker, E.V. Day, Lee Bontecou, and James Turrell, and concludes with ideas for the continuation of the project in the spring 2014 semester.
Trimm, Alexandra, "The Frozen Moment: Representations of Space, Time and the Experiential in Installation Art" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 313.