Stack, Ciara Maria
My work involves multiple mediums and pursues an exploratory approach to object making and time-based media. Language figures throughout my practice, if not carved into clay or paper, then applied in video, probing interior spaces and lines of thought. Objects are volatile, liable for a kind of unravelling based on how they are constructed, weighted by one or more supporting apparatus. There is a desire to access the gap between the corporeal and the digital. This dialogue generates anthropomorphic forms, clunky digital figures and surreal combinations of both. I am interested in the fragment, the isolated form, the nugget of prose, a disarticulated but voiced subjectivity. There is an ongoing reconciliation between somewhat literary attempts to write a blunt experience and the awkward translation this has in material form. The desire to expose the innate possibilities and hilarious shortfalls of both and to exceed this somehow is what drives my making, building, writing, etc.
digital media; feminism; literature; painting; sculpture; video
Torop, Daniel; Meyer, Elisabeth
Master of Fine Arts
dissertation or thesis