Sublime / schizo the schizophrenic tendencies of the contemporary Sublime
De Lazzer, Sonya Marie
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This thesis explores various contemporary installation works and architecture that create a momentary Sublime experience. Borrowing from the historical development of Sublime, the works and literature surveyed focus on sensorial experiences born out of physical occurrences. Rather than traditional forms of physical encounters and questioning of physical measures, my work focuses on technologically constructed encounters that blur and alter one's preconceived notions of control, domesticity, spatiality and proximity. The discourse surrounding the Schizophrenic is introduced to further explore the duality of meaning ever present in the Sublime experience and contemporary culture. It is my claim that the schizophrenic (and the Sublime) act as a metaphor for the fault between "real" identity and the constructed identity ever-present in our technologically mediated daily life.