Title

A Haunting

Author

Zachary Goetz

Abstract

"A Haunting" explores the possible existence of supernatural entities and visually renders my personal encounters with spirit presences through poetry, sculpture, painting, performance, and video. My thesis work does not attempt to answer questions about these experiences, but instead provides visual impressions of them. I use the human figure to illustrate the dichotomy between presence and absence. The physicality of presence is referenced though the use of metals and the qualities of absence through the incorporation of gauzes and sheer fabrics. This body of work also explores the connotations and undertones attached to a figure or effigy when it is altered or destroyed.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Soft sculpture--Themes, motives; Installations (Art); Ghosts in art

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)

Advisor

Kronfield, Elizabeth

Advisor/Committee Member

Lightfoot, Tom

Advisor/Committee Member

Heishman, Bob

Comments

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NB1220 .G64 2013

ZGoetzSupplement.mov (403452 kB)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

METAL-MFA

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