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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Kinetic imaging

First Advisor

Stephen Vitiello


Through interrelated experiments in writing, video, sound, and movement, this research investigates the intersections of intimacy, ecology, and performance. Integrating an autoethnographic approach to gender and sexuality with creative practice and theoretical inquiry, this layered investigation offers implications that are both deeply personal and widely accessible. I am using my own experiences growing up as a queer child to generative corporeal and experience-based material, while also incorporating the ideas of current queer and gender theorists to frame my own research within the larger context of feminist studies. This research culminated into an evening length performance at Dogtown Dance Theatre on April 4th, 2014. The performance is currently being scheduled for future presentations in multiple venues.


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Date of Submission

May 2014

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