Scenes of provincial life: an online video sequence and commentary

Szpakowski, M. 2016. Scenes of provincial life: an online video sequence and commentary. PhD thesis University of Westminster Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

TitleScenes of provincial life: an online video sequence and commentary
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsSzpakowski, M.
Abstract

I present here a sequence of short videos, Scenes of Provincial Life, forming a unified, ongoing online work. In my written commentary I discuss the work‘s context, genesis and facture and presentation and thereby demonstrate its claim to originality as art work. I go on to suggest one possible interpretive framework for it.

I then discuss the nature of art works as candidates for the generation of new knowledge and conclude that art works in general fulfil this function, in a very carefully defined way, as a necessary condition of being art works.

I further connect the success of any work as art work with the richness of its knowledge generating capacity, inseparably allied to its aesthetic force. I conclude that if Scenes of Provincial Life is seen to have value as artwork it will therefore by definition be a creator of new knowledge.

Year2016
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