Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
When looking through the camera lens, what do I see and hear? This thesis includes my two years of practice as a video artist discovering the world. It reveals my position as a middle person between my homeland, China and the country I am living and learning in, America. This double-sided culture blend affects my point of view of looking at things and myself especially in nature. The fundamental longing of discovering nature is deeply rooted in my own culture, and it has been developed over time by living in another culture. The process of looking closely at nature is itself a meritorious communion between nature and myself. My work explores video in an experimental way and focuses on the expression of human emotions. I project my feelings and stories on nature so that I can know myself better. By using video and sound, I create visual and auditory poetries to tell stories about solitude, clashes of cultures, transformed nature and transience of things.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Deng, Xinyue, "A Reflection of Lingering in Nature" (2018). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 109. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7V40TMC.
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