Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Art and Art History
In this honors thesis, I researched and experimented with the medium of photography. I confronted time, memory, love and loss in my personal relationships and pose that photography as a medium is inseparable from its relationships with time, memory, and existence.
Reflecting on my research, I consider my use of stills in contrast with moving images, multi-image forms, and the physical presentation of photographs. I argue that using multiple images to depict one scene functions as a bridge between the idea of taking a single “decisive” photograph and that of recording a scene by video. It extends a moment and slows down viewers’ process of recognition.
Moreover, I experimented with how the manner in which images exist on pages and walls affects the viewer’s experience. Grappling with multiplicity, pairing, scale, and the physical distance between images allowed me to imbue the work with an assemblage of layers. These devices aid me in conveying my experience with time and memory.
Wu, Iris, "Echo Fragments" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1582.
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