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Personal and collected material in narrative artworks : video installation As the Evening Falls as a case study

Lindfors, Janna;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2022
  • Country: Finland
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the use of personal and collected material in a narrative artwork in the field of contemporary art. The main objective was to define how telling a story with different source material varies in a narrative artwork and compare how this affects the spectator. The aim was to define whether the use of artist’s own experiences in a narrative artwork can reach a more intimate and relatable experience for the spectator. This thesis discusses the works of five contemporary artists: Laurie Anderson and Outi Heiskanen using intimate and personal subjects and Johanna Lecklin and artist duo Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen using art to transmit others’ stories. The artistic project of the thesis – a two-channel video installation Illan tullen – As the Evening Falls – was used as a case study to further examine the difference between the artistic process of using a personal story with strong emotional bond, in comparison with strangers’ thoughts collected through the internet. The video installation As the Evening Falls was exhibited in the degree show Embers of the Fine Art study path at Gallery Himmelblau in March 2022. The themes explored in the artwork were fear, loss and death from the perspective of a story from family history, childhood memories and collected stories of adults.
free text keywords: Fine Art, fi=Kuvataide|sv=Bildkonst|en=Fine arts|, narration, contemporary art, narratology, artistic work, source material, Bachelor's Degree Programme in Media and Arts
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