The Master’s Project is the capstone of the Visual and Critical Studies Program at California College of the Arts, and this project comprises four required elements: a written thesis, a symposium presentation, preparation of an exhibition poster for display during the season of graduate thesis events, and publication in the Sightlines journal.
We are proud to announce that Sightlines contributions from the class of 2014 are now available!
These essays provide a glimpse into the thesis projects written by recent graduates and demonstrate each author’s desire to probe the complexities of today’s cultural landscape. In these and other essays, CCA’s visual critics sharpen our focus on the often cluttered assemblage that is contemporary culture. By linking vision with systems of power and consumption, they remind us of the socio-cultural substrata that lie beneath both the banal and the beautiful.
To browse and download Sightlines essays by the class of 2014, please click on the links below:
- Maureen Burdock
Labradoodle or Lion-Snake? Comics as Folkloric Tradition
- Alex Fine
Screening the Body, Screening the Soul: Aura Photography as Biometrics of the New Age
- Erica Gomez
Dancing with Desire: Chicana Lesbians in Contemporary Cinema
- Emily K. Holmes
“What a Racist Camera”: Elucidating the Invisible Norm of Photography
- Vanessa Kauffman
Reading Textile: Vernaculars of Kinship in Discourse and Dress
- Leora Lutz
Channa Horwitz: Departing Toward Touch
- Elizabeth Moran
The Photograph as Evidence: Contingencies and Consequences of Viewing
- Dani Neizelt
Collecting Frontier Fantasies: Souvenirs and the National Archive
- Michael Rothfeld
A Future Worth Remembering: The Commercial Space Industry, Science Fiction, and the Utopian Break
- Dorothy Santos
Marginalized Narratives of the Body in Contemporary New Media Arts
- Anton Stuebner
Embodiment Blues: Resensualizing the AIDS Body in Derek Jarman’s Blue
- Calder Yates
Contradictory Compassion: Time and Docility in Early First-Aid Demonstrations
To request a free hardcopy of this year’s publication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.