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Author(s):
Priscila Duarte Guerra
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes
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Examining board members:
Monica Baptista Sampaio Tavares; Luisa Angélica Paraguai Donati; Daniela Kutschat Hanns
Advisor: Monica Baptista Sampaio Tavares
Abstract

This research intends to examine the aesthetic and subjective possibilities inherent to posthuman masks. In order to analyze the artistic approach of the face, we selected some works by Lygia Clark, Hyungkoo Lee, France Cadet and Sterling Crispin for case studies. These, highlighted in chapters one, two, three and four, allow us to analyze in detail works that clarify inductively the dynamics of the situation investigated. In dialogue with the case studies a laboratory research is conducted where the face is also fabricated as an artistic mask within the scope of the researcher\'s production, created from the confluence of artisanal, mass production and digital media, generating three-dimensional models and its consequent physical representation through digital fabrication. We grouped the works in accordance with the artistic procedures of recreation, dissimulation and simulation. Certain issues arising from the analysis of the works have gained theoretical basis through conceptual topics that discuss aesthetic and subjective aspects. For the study, we developed bibliographic research, case study of the works of selected artists, laboratory research and participation in congresses and exhibitions related to Technological Art. The subjective and perceptive results of the manipulation of the face in the technological art reflect the questioning about the construction of singularities and the changes in the concept of human being. Thus, it intends to contribute to academia, society and the arts in the discussion about emerging subjectivities in technological context. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/25010-4 - The face revisited through posthuman masks: aesthetic and subjective challenges
Grantee:Priscila Duarte Guerra
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master