IDSVA Student Tatiana Klacsmann has been selected to present at the Graduate Student Poster Session for the 2012 SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) meeting in Durham NC, October 17-20, 2012. Check out her abstract below. Way to go Tatiana!
The Power in Precision Project and Lacan’s Mirror-Phase
Since becoming a doctoral student in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in June 2011, maintaining a studio practice in addition to pursuing graduate studies has provided a temporal framework for my work. In July 2011, I designed the Power in Precision Project a series for which I created one artwork of 5 x 7 inches or less during 50 of the 52 weeks in a calendar year. Each week, I posted documentation of the work with a brief explanation online ([http://klacsmann.blogspot.com ]. Though I envisioned the studio work as a counterbalance to theoretical study, as the project evolved, the two became increasingly enmeshed. In particular, reading the work of Jacque Lacan, a psychoanalyst who proposed the misrecognition of ones own mirror-image as a critical stage in the development of identity, influenced many of the works in this series. Due to the archival nature of the project, which charts the passage of time through the regularly spaced production and documentation of works, we can track the evolution of a dialogue between the works in the Power in Precision Project and the mirror-phase theory of Jacque Lacan.