Students on the MA Art & Science explore a wide range of subjects, theories, movements and disciplinary perspectives. To give a flavour of that diversity, here are the titles of dissertations submitted in 2015.
To what extent does our native language have an influence on the way we read images?
Exploring the relationship between visual perception and visual representation in botanical art and botanical science illustration. How are contemporary artists interpreting this relationship?
You Cannot Be What You Cannot See: The Importance of Positive Representations of Physical Activity for Women
Representation of Shadows in Western Arts
Is Ceramics a Time-Based Practice?
The Value of Garbage and Art from the Avant-Garde to the Contemporary
Samples and Artworks: Towards the Construction of Unity
Kyra Bento de Carvalho Altmann
Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Can the metamodern artwork resolve the present tensions between our self-conceptions and accumulated knowledge?
Jared Vaughan Davis
Post-Human Maze: The ethical challenge the cyborg brings to humankind through artistic perspectives
The Bed as a Symbol of Depression in Contemporary Art: Leaden heaviness, self-neglect and asymbolia in the art of Urs Fischer, Tracey Emin and Robert Rauschenberg
The Mysterious World of the Humble Pebble
Our Attraction to Morbid Anatomy
Jazz Szu-Ying Chen
An insight into the intentions behind and characteristics of camera-less photography, and how this challenges the dominant force of digitalisation in contemporary photographic culture
Into the Unknown: A study into the complex nature of Susan Hiller’s “Dedicated to the Unknown Artists”.
Emma Lucy Eagle
The Function and Significance of the Spiral in Plastic Arts
Identifying the Parameters of Physical Space
Vivienne Wen Du
To what extent can quantum physics be used to describe post-structuralism and how do these ideas manifest in contemporary art practice?
Ze Frank: Exploring the everyday everyday
Samuel Ivan Roberts