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Absurdism, Contemporary American, Humor, Mundane, Play, Shared Experience
The purpose of this thesis paper is to describe my current studio practice and research. Using humor and play, I invite the reader to question the reality of what it means to be a contemporary American. Through shared and personal experience, I examine the dualities between adolescence and the misconceptions of adulthood. I describe my use of absurdism, participation and material choice to discuss our culture of affirmation and distraction. Finally, I conclude that there is a lot of humor and uselessness to be found in the mundane.
Corgan, Candice Malyn, "Everyone Does Weird Shit When No One Is Looking: The Shared American Experience, Absurdism & the Mundane" (2019). Theses - ALL. 306.