The SAIC Thesis Repository is a digital archive of recent, print theses produced by the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beginning in November 2013, new theses are digitized as they are received by the library. Works in this repository can be read online from any location on the SAIC campus. Theses cannot be printed or copied from this repository, nor can texts be read off campus. (Only descriptive information and abstracts are available for browsing by outside visitors.) Archival paper copies of theses are kept in the SAIC/AIC libraries.
In this non-traditional master's thesis I examine instances of imaginative worldmaking through artist Agnes Denes' studies of maps made between 1973 and 1979, the Isometric Systems in Isotro... Read more
This thesis deep dives into the archive of a little known American writer and collage maker named Anne Ryan (1889-1954). From this deep dive emerges a particularly luminous scrap - a passage in a 1932... Read more
A bibliography is a performative place of changeable references, with the capacity to exhibit research and serve as a site for interaction. Too little attention has been paid to the visual materiality... Read more
In looking at the photography projects of Yannick Anton, Taiwo Bah, and Nabil Shash, this paper attempts to highlight Black artistic practices emanating from Canada. To a large extent, these photograp... Read more
Like cybernetic reimaginings of early motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey, my photographic self-portraits invoke the graph as a measure of the physical and subjective body. Wh... Read more
City of Future Delights is a film and written document that explores urban landscapes of digital light as an expression of The Chinese Dream. The Chinese Dream is ideological slogan currently promoted... Read more
In this thesis, I set out to analyze one of the more overlooked texts in the canon of John Ruskin, remembered primarily for his influential contributions to the fields of art, architecture, and the na... Read more