Jay Graham


The works presented here are primarily an exploration into movements of volumes and forms, and the ways in which these seemingly simple whole forms can challenge our methods of knowing. These works use physical movement or other means to occupy more than one class of object, illustrating the difficulty in having a coherent schematic for organizing objects like this, and generally organizing any system of knowledge. This problem of having the difficulty of creating anything has given rise to the ironic form, where the focus is on avoiding a statement, to prevent a refutation. This is an inherently negative mode, continually focused on subverting any attempt at an assertion. This paper will deal with some of these problems and discuss strategies for creating work with a positive statement.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Kinetic sculpture--Themes, motives; Kinetic sculpture--Technique; Conceptual art; Aporia

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Caballero-Perez, Juan

Advisor/Committee Member

Miokovic, Alex


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: NB1272 .G73 2010


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