IN-Finite: Museum of Foreign Identification : literary creation from the sense of not-belonging.

Schuster, A 2019, IN-Finite: Museum of Foreign Identification : literary creation from the sense of not-belonging. , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only until 9 November 2019.

Download (2MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

The sense of belonging is considered a fundamental human need, part of the human condition. As a spectrum of actualization of the sense of belonging, foreignness works as a factor in the configuration of culture and identity. This work seeks to understand key elements of the influence that foreignness has in the creative process due to its interaction with these realms of the self. More specifically, it aims to identify the opportunities that the position of foreignness offers to creators. The author’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-national circumstances are used as base for a practice-based research method that enables theoretical frameworks to be confronted with different artistic endeavours, with the aim of producing a bundle of diverse work, the intersections of which inform the concept of foreignness and some associates, like uprootedness, estrangement and alienation. The result is organized as a curated museum-like experience that links theoretical, critical and creative pieces, recounting individual and collective reflection, the last gotten through a workshop, to enable further development of foreign art.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Funders: Ministry of Culture of Colombia
Depositing User: Angela Schuster
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 12:59
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 12:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52290

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year