by laura moses
About the Book
"I imagine the scrapings of black and of white to be the same. A kind of grey."
Greyscrapes (LM) is a work of art in the age of the digital press. A deviant chapter of a (photo) graphic thesis which reflects an accumulated education as a Master's student in the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture at Ryerson and York University in Toronto, Canada.
Greyscrapes (LM) responds to courses such as: Experimental Media, Contemporary Theory in the Visual Arts, Photographic Practice, Narrative Theory, Cultural and Communication studies, Theoretical Perspectives in Media and Culture, and Visual Culture.
An experimental (photo) graphic novella, this urban-noir visually negotiates the subject-object tension of social realities through the collage/montage of a hyperreal perspectivist's memories of self, time, and space(s). As a conceptual piece, the book challenges institutionalized 'artworld' ritual by suggesting a mass medium (book) might be the future's first and final exhibition space.
Features & Details
- Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date May 12, 2008
- Tags graphic novella, urban noir, self- portrait, avant garde, digital art, art book, xerox aesthetic, hyperreal perspectivism, death of the author, monochrome revival, visual culture, critical studies, faux zine, auto-ethnography, photo-collage, photo-montage, experimental, comic, postcyberpunk
Laura Moses, 25, is an MA candidate in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture through Ryerson & York University in Toronto, Canada. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Journalism and Film Studies (’06) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests include contemporary theory in the visual arts, art-based research, history of image making technologies, image + text relations, photography/new media practice, and DIY and visual culture. She can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org