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1. Penn, Alexander William. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.

Degree: MA, 2017, University of Colorado

In the aftermath of the Cold War, the United States’ cultural and political influence, driven in part by neoliberal greed, has increasingly expanded into new ‘frontiers’ to market American music, food, film, and sports. It should come as no surprise, then, that today, many artists around the world are driven to address such topics as America’s ubiquitous military presence, de facto economic control, and pervasive cultural influence in their work. One such artist, Bjørn Melhus (German, b. 1966), provides commentary on American empire, primarily through the themes of war and consumerism, while highlighting the global pervasiveness of American television and Hollywood cinema in his installations of experimental films that immerse audiences in multi-sensory environments. For example, the artist’s 2003 installation, Still Men Out There borrows its entire soundtrack from American war movies and reflects the artist’s eerily acute sensibility to the glorification of war in American culture. Scholars often interpret Melhus’ work, which mines American media for its subject matter, in terms of appropriation, and this is reflected in the contexts in which the artist has exhibited. Rather than situating this artist’s work solely around appropriation as practice, this thesis will apply, for the first time, queer critiques of empire by scholars like Jasbir Puar, Amit Rai, and Laura Briggs as well as José Esteban Muñoz’s seminal theory of ‘disidentification’ to the work of Bjørn Melhus. This investigation will ultimately demonstrate how these works’ complex doses of irony and skepticism go beyond mere appropriation, to reveal an artist grappling with American militarism and consumerism—two topics that are inextricably linked. Advisors/Committee Members: Kira van Lil, Claire J. Farago, Annette de Stetcher.

Subjects/Keywords: Appropriation; Bjørn Melhus; Disidentification; Queer Theory; Art Practice; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

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APA (6th Edition):

Penn, A. W. (2017). Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. (Masters Thesis). University of Colorado. Retrieved from https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/34

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Penn, Alexander William. “Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of Colorado. Accessed August 18, 2019. https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/34.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Penn, Alexander William. “Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.” 2017. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Penn AW. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/34.

Council of Science Editors:

Penn AW. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. [Masters Thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/34


University of Colorado

2. Penn, Alexander William. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.

Degree: MA, 2017, University of Colorado

In the aftermath of the Cold War, the United States’ cultural and political influence, driven in part by neoliberal greed, has increasingly expanded into new ‘frontiers’ to market American music, food, film, and sports. It should come as no surprise, then, that today, many artists around the world are driven to address such topics as America’s ubiquitous military presence, de facto economic control, and pervasive cultural influence in their work. One such artist, Bjørn Melhus (German, b. 1966), provides commentary on American empire, primarily through the themes of war and consumerism, while highlighting the global pervasiveness of American television and Hollywood cinema in his installations of experimental films that immerse audiences in multi-sensory environments. For example, the artist’s 2003 installation, <i>Still Men Out There</i> borrows its entire soundtrack from American war movies and reflects the artist’s eerily acute sensibility to the glorification of war in American culture. Scholars often interpret Melhus’ work, which mines American media for its subject matter, in terms of appropriation, and this is reflected in the contexts in which the artist has exhibited. Rather than situating this artist’s work solely around appropriation as practice, this thesis will apply, for the first time, queer critiques of empire by scholars like Jasbir Puar, Amit Rai, and Laura Briggs as well as José Esteban Muñoz’s seminal theory of ‘disidentification’ to the work of Bjørn Melhus. This investigation will ultimately demonstrate how these works’ complex doses of irony and skepticism go beyond mere appropriation, to reveal an artist grappling with American militarism and consumerism—two topics that are inextricably linked. Advisors/Committee Members: Kira van Lil, Claire J. Farago, Annette de Stetcher.

Subjects/Keywords: appropriation; bjørn melhus; disidentification; queer theory; military; Classical Archaeology and Art History; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Penn, A. W. (2017). Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. (Masters Thesis). University of Colorado. Retrieved from https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/46

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Penn, Alexander William. “Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of Colorado. Accessed August 18, 2019. https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/46.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Penn, Alexander William. “Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus.” 2017. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Penn AW. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/46.

Council of Science Editors:

Penn AW. Weit Weit Weg: the Disidentificatory Strategies of Bjørn Melhus. [Masters Thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/46


University of Colorado

3. Zuniga, Caleb. Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653.

Degree: MA, Art & Art History, 2013, University of Colorado

Recent scholarship regarding the Viceroyalty of New Spain has emphasized the fluid and provisional - rather than fixed and innate - political, cultural, and ethnic identities negotiated by the Spanish colony's heterogeneous population. However, the dynamic social position of the indigenous peoples collectively glossed as "Chichimecs" has largely escaped such analysis. The present work attends to this lacuna by explicating the formation and re-articulation of a visual and textual trope associated with this cultural malapropism between 1526 and 1653. Advisors/Committee Members: James M. Córdova, Claire J. Farago, Kirk T. Ambrose, Gerardo Gutiérrez.

Subjects/Keywords: Aztecs; Chichimecs; Chichimec War; New Spain; San Miguel Ixmiquilpan; Virgin of Guadalupe; History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

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APA (6th Edition):

Zuniga, C. (2013). Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653. (Masters Thesis). University of Colorado. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/24

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Zuniga, Caleb. “Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653.” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of Colorado. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/24.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Zuniga, Caleb. “Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653.” 2013. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Zuniga C. Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Colorado; 2013. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/24.

Council of Science Editors:

Zuniga C. Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of the Chichimec in New Spain, 1526-1653. [Masters Thesis]. University of Colorado; 2013. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/arth_gradetds/24

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