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dc.contributor.advisorFusco, Maria
dc.contributor.advisorHughes, Dean
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-29T13:13:55Z
dc.date.available2017-08-29T13:13:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/23445
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an account of my three sites-in-endotics, each project resulting in a participatory artwork: Thaw (2012), Northern Venetians (2013) and The Recollective (2015). I base these projects upon the writings of Georges Perec (1936-82). Perec saw endotics as a form of quotidian studies characterised by an internal perspective: everyday situations should be described from the vantage point of those already immersed in them, not from the position of an outsider. Hence the participatory character of these works. Through these projects, the participants explore their spatial practices as they engage in a collective writing. In this thesis I write my own spatial practice, describing my construction of the frameworks that enable the participants to tell their stories. My methodology outlines the theoretical and practical approaches I adopt, and explains my reasons for doing so. My literature review contextualises them. My case studies offer a reflective account of my practice based research. I conclude by returning to the potential usefulness of an endotic approach. Research Questions What are the ways in which I can use Perec’s endotic writings to construct a participatory art practice exploring everyday situations? Can we talk of participants as being the meaningful co-authors of an artwork? How do multilayered narratives portray the participants’ spatial practices?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionSmith, G. (2009) I am a text-based artist: Selected Words, 1998-2008. Edinburgh: Stone of Tabby Press.en
dc.relation.hasversionSmith, G. (2011) Noise. Available at: https://vimeo.com/30381156 (Accessed 18/11/2012).en
dc.relation.hasversionSmith, G. (2012) Thaw, Edinburgh: Stone of Tabby Press. http://thawaudiencefeedback.wordpress.com/ (Accessed 18/11/2012).en
dc.relation.hasversionSmith, G. (2013) Northern Venetians. Available at: http://www.iamatextbasedartist.com/northernvenetians/ (Accessed 17 June 2015).en
dc.subjectPerecen
dc.subjectendoticsen
dc.subjectparticipatory arten
dc.subjectcollective writingen
dc.subjectelectronic literatureen
dc.subjectintermediaen
dc.titleEveryday always happens to someone else: an attempt at practising an endotic-based arten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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