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Ryerson University

1. [No author]. In the woods: pathways of perception.

Degree: MA, 2013, Ryerson University

In the Woods: Pathways of Perception is a companion piece to my MA project (a series of photographic collages of trees) which was presented as a solo exhibition at the I.M.A. Gallery in July 2012. This paper examines the disconnection between human beings and the natural environment. It argues that this disconnection is caused by the importance the Western culture accords rationality over other, more intuitive modes of perception and experience. My project aims to remedy this problem by targeting perception and reworking it through a more demanding of the audience approach in my compositions. The all-over composition of my photographic collages encourages the eyes to scan around the entire image. This scanning of the image, I strongly believe, disrupts the dominant mode of visual perception in the modem Western world, in which the figure is viewed as a distant isolated object that can be grasped immediately rather than engaged with and contemplated. I argue that this scanning attention encourages unconscious participation, allowing viewers to find their own connections and visual paths through the forest I have created. In this way the viewer is given space for contemplation and reflection; an experience that is often undervalued in our society. This paper asserts that by employing unconscious scanning attention, visual perception can be retrained, thereby destabilizing the dominant modes of thinking and experiencing. I argue that the unconscious modes of perception, intuition, and imagination play a key role in the re-connection to nature, for when we are unable to connect and empathize with the natural environment, our capacity to connect and empathize with others also diminishes. Therefore, the path towards a more ethically aware society is through the arts and the unconscious. This paper emphasizes that the desire to regard, contemplate, empathize, and love another living being, whether human or non-human, is the path towards a more peaceful, connected world. Advisors/Committee Members: Izabell Pruska-Oldenhof (Thesis advisor);.

Subjects/Keywords: Nature; Consciousness; Visual perception  – Psychological aspects; Visual perception  – Social aspects; Photographs  – Psychological aspects; Attitude (Psychology)

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APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2013). In the woods: pathways of perception. (Masters Thesis). Ryerson University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A2942 ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “In the woods: pathways of perception.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Ryerson University. Accessed October 16, 2018. http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A2942 ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “In the woods: pathways of perception.” 2013. Web. 16 Oct 2018.

Vancouver:

author] [. In the woods: pathways of perception. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Ryerson University; 2013. [cited 2018 Oct 16]. Available from: http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A2942 ;.

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author] [. In the woods: pathways of perception. [Masters Thesis]. Ryerson University; 2013. Available from: http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A2942 ;


Ryerson University

2. Sarah Munro. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.

Degree: MA, Photography, 2013, Ryerson University

Exhibiting Atrocity investigates common modes of publicly displaying photographs of atrocities, from the Holocaust (1933-­‐1945) to the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides (1975-­‐1979 and 1994, respectively). It incorporates the practical and theoretical concerns raised by these display modes into a preliminary exhibition proposal for the approximately six hundred Rwandan state identification card portraits housed at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre (KGMC) in Kigali, Rwanda.The paper’s introduction and literature survey are followed by an overview of the Rwandan genocide and the role of state identification cards therein. The KGMC’s identification portraits are then discussed in contrast to more explicit depictions of atrocity, wherein the benefits and detriments of displaying less graphic imagery are argued through an analysis of comparable past exhibitions in terms of their artistic or curatorial intention, methodology and critical reception. The findings of this analysis are subsequently applied to the KGMC’s collection, yielding a preliminary exhibition proposal that advocates the involvement of atrocity survivors in the creation of such photographic displays.

Subjects/Keywords: Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre  – Collections; Genocide  – Rwanda  – Pictorial works; Photography  – Exhibitions  – Moral and ethical aspects; Photographs  – Psychological aspects; Rwanda  – History  – Civil War; 1994  – Atrocities  – Pictorial works

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APA (6th Edition):

Munro, S. (2013). Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. (Masters Thesis). Ryerson University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571 ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Munro, Sarah. “Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Ryerson University. Accessed October 16, 2018. http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571 ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Munro, Sarah. “Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection.” 2013. Web. 16 Oct 2018.

Vancouver:

Munro S. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Ryerson University; 2013. [cited 2018 Oct 16]. Available from: http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571 ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Munro S. Exhibiting Atrocity: A Preliminary Exhibition Proposal for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre’s State Identification Card Portrait Collection. [Masters Thesis]. Ryerson University; 2013. Available from: http://digital.library.ryerson.ca/islandora/object/RULA%3A1571 ;

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