(Re)Framings: A Multimodal Interrogation of Reading as Writing
This thesis is a multimodal approach to the production and consumption of text, seeking to present the materials as both products and processes of the act of "authorship." Grounded in the reading/writing dichotomy, these productions survive on a literacy practice that allows for a reading both of the space that we read and write in, as well as an active vocalization of the relationships between texts as they propagate themselves in the reading community. The text-based installation at the Hiestand Gallery of Miami University produces a reading of the space, which produces a movie of the writing, which produces a reading of the movie (the "thirddoc"). The sequence of writing titled "hot text on text" is a coupling of image and text based on a late 19th century encyclopedia, further blurring the lines between origin and ownership. The sounds and flash work that accompany this thesis were peripheral voicings that captured and freed the bound texts distributed at the installation.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:literacy performance semiotics
Date of Publication:01/01/2006