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Integration: Creating in regard to the greater surroundings of a piece and its placement or physical relations. Site specific and installation based, this work broadens the context of how a work is viewed or understood. Can form open us to seeing beyond the form? What senses are activated from forms operating in conversation with place? How can interventions in spaces draw awareness to embodiment, history, and time?

July 9, 2021, Milwaukee, OR. Morning in Elspeth's yard on Redwood Ave.

EXPLORING: INTEGRATION

While much of what is understood to operate as comics assumes the form of 2D, reproducible visuals, it's possible to think expansively about how the conventions of comics might exist in space. Such interventions can frame new ways of seeing the relational quality of our surroundings and draw unique connections. Put within an environmental framework this process becomes bound to site-specificity and can "conceive the site as something more than a place—as a repressed ethnic history, a political cause, a disenfranchised social group—<and> is a crucial conceptual leap in redefining the "public" role of art and artists" (Kwon, 96).

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Bibliography

Kwon, Miwon. "One Place after Another: Notes on Site Specificity." October 80 (1997): 85-110. Accessed July 16, 2021. doi:10.2307/778809.

 

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