Every Cloud has a Silver Lining Shaped as a Bullet. Problematizing the common towards a new synthesis.

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
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2012
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Master's Degree Programme in Applied Art and Design
Taideteollisen muotoilun maisteriohjelma
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en
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200
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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining Shaped as a Bullet. Problematizing the common towards a new synthesis, functions as a compilation of reflections on my research regarding the dynamics of transparency and its relation to the economic, politic, and social contemporary situation in a dialogic relation with the art territory. Through this work transparency is assayed from different perspectives: as a concept -how limits and frontiers emerge and dissolve-; as a material -fluid dynamics and properties with the ability to generate different forms and patterns-; as a structure -the way this patterns and forms make alliances-; and as an organism -the self-organization of structures in relation to a system. The thesis articulates a multilayered network of thoughts, both in the manner of written text and works produced in Helsinki from 2010 – 2012, as an artistic response to the present global/local panorama. The format reflects an open exploration with the initial questions: How to compile knowledge out from the restrictions of a linear structure? and, how to present its content as a multi-nodal and open-ended process? It stages the possibility of not closing a research with conclusions, but opening it up with further questions. The work is divided in three sections: Reflections on Transparency Reflections on the War Machine Reversion of Transparency
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Salli, Timo
Thesis advisor
Hamm, Kalle
Träskman, Tomas
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contemporary art, transparency, war machine, visual arts, complexity
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