The Experimental Encounter: Repetition and Creative Experimentation for a Richer Experience of the World Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (M.F.A., Art & Design) -- University of Idaho, 2015 | All creative activities are inherently experimental in their conception, their realization, and their reception. The process of engagement with abstract information can be creative and exploratory - a work's affective qualities serve to inform an interpretation or an experience of the piece, and yet this experience remains largely dependent on the viewer's intuitive approach. Experimental media is exceptionally rich with potential for discovery and can often generate unique opportunities for learning and an awareness for new possibilities. What is learned through experimentation can be utilized through new applications - furthering the development of exploratory work. Through an analysis of Deleuzian rhizomatics with an emphasis on creative activities such as art making and art viewing, this paper seeks to identify the cyclical process of creatively forming a basis for understanding experience through perception, affect, and a synthetic knowledge of the world.

publication date

  • June 15, 2015