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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Gwen Walker

Aesthetic Wandering: The Act of Wandering as Artwork
30 NOV 2021
10.00 AM - 11.30 AM
This thesis will prove the new art theory of Aesthetic Wandering in which the act of wandering is an artwork with photographs taken as documentation becoming a record ‘of’ and an abstraction ‘from’ the artwork. Specifically, this thesis discusses what is ‘wandering as art’ and how can it be positioned and discussed within art theory within a contemporary context. No one has ever addressed the self-participatory act of wandering as an art form where the physical art object produced becomes secondary to the artists experience. The significance of this thesis is a completely different way to look at the importance of the art object and reshape the way we look at aesthetics in visual art. It pushes the boundaries of what can be considered art.