Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
This thesis examines how my practice addresses the subjective and metaphysical nature of the photographic and cinematic medium. Neither the assumed objectivity of a camera lens nor the objective reality suggested by the photograph exists. However, for me, the camera perceives the world by itself, subordinated to the photographer’s subjective interpretation. Along with my photographic/cinematic practice, this thesis examines how the camera perceives the world on its own way and how the audience member’s ultimate perception is formed not only by his or her personal experiences, but also by the camera and the photographer’s perceptions. Using a non-representational method, my work encourages the audience to take time to peel off layers upon layers of images/stories and to enter into the world of meditation. The layered still images or moving images represent an implication of past, presence and future.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Lu, Yihuang, "Time Passing: Image of Reality and Reality of Image" (2017). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 85.