Date of Award

May 2019

Degree Type





Peter Beasecker


In this writing I intend to connect my current studio practice and personal background by conceptually relating artworks through the idea of the vessel. Using project examples and outside sources I investigate the physical presence of sound through deejay culture, curated archives, and aural collage. Transitional quotations are placed between larger sections of my own writing, meant to act as samples, breaks, or segues in the same way a deejay would shift between records on a turntable. Contained within this document are motivational anecdotes, methods of execution, and historical references that support the exhibition portion of this thesis as well as provide guidance for continued study.


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