Divining the martyr : a multimedia installation presentation on contemporary makeover surgery
Tamayo y Ortiz, Renee Isabel (2008) Divining the martyr : a multimedia installation presentation on contemporary makeover surgery. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Divining the Martyr is a project developed in order to achieve the Master of Arts (Research) degree. This is composed of 70% creative work displayed in an exhibition and 30% written work contained in this exegesis. The project was developed through practice-led research in order to answer the question “In what ways can creative practice synthesize and illuminate issues of martyrdom in contemporary makeover culture?” The question is answered using a postmodern framework about martyrdom as it is manifested in contemporary society. The themes analyzed throughout this exegesis relate to concepts about sainthood and makeover culture combined with actual examples of tragic cases of cosmetic procedures. The outcomes of this project fused three elements: Mexican cultural history, Mexican (Catholic) religious traditions, and cosmetic makeover surgery. The final outcomes were a series of installations integrating contemporary and traditional interdisciplinary media, such as sound, light, x-ray technology, sculpture, video and aspects of performance. These creative works complement each other in their presentation and concept, promoting an original contribution to the theme of contemporary martyrdom in makeover culture.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Garnons-Williams, Victoria& Yeates, Helen|
|Keywords:||cosmetic surgery, makeover culture, multimedia installation, creative practice as research, practice-led methodology, saints, pagan saints, martyrdom, Mexican religion and culture|
|Divisions:||Past > Disciplines > Art & Design|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2010 15:32|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:54|
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