Abstract

Rubicon: The Dialectic is a virtual reality (VR), multi-channel, video-art installation, created after researching interactivity, virtual reality, 2D and 3D animation, filmmaking, philosophy, and music. I intend to manifest my feelings as a Venezuelan, a Latin-American, and a free thinker by sharing with the spectator a VR immersive piece representing my inner struggle in these times of political meltdown. Attempting to go beyond the two orders that structure reality according to French structuralist psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, The Imaginary and The Symbolic, I am searching to approach the third Lacanian order that structures human existence--the one that opposes and exists beyond reality, The Real (in this case my Real). This order is the negative space of reality and cannot be defined into the "symbolic" or the "imaginary" (Macey 324). This attempt to represent The Real transcends narrative standards and mainstream commercial use of VR, using instead artistic abstraction and freedom of visual language and expression. This paper is a way for me to describe and share my journey and artistic process on extrapolating my psyche into an immersive VR art piece, Rubicon: The Dialectic.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Kritzer, Elizabeth

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

School of Visual Arts and Design

Degree Program

Emerging Media; Animation and Visual Effects

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008452

Language

English

Release Date

May 2021

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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