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Title: Ross Sinclair : 20 years of real life : PhD by published work
Author: Sinclair, Ross
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 8840
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: Glasgow School of Art
Date of Award: 2016
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The submission, Ross Sinclair: 20 Years of Real Life consists of seven publications discussed in a critical overview, with three supporting Appendices. Together they document and analyse the diverse outputs of my practice-led research project, Real Life, initiated in 1994. The critical overview argues for the innovative nature of the Real Life Project through its engagement with audiences and demonstrates its contribution to the field of contemporary art practice, across the disciplines of sculpture, painting, performance, installation, critical writing and music. Since the inception of my Real Life project I have explored the agency and impact of the artwork and exhibition in relation to audience exploring new methodologies and in June 2016 was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work at GSA/GU titled, “20 Years of Real Life”. Here I set the project in critical overview around the philosophical paradigms of Barthes, Baudrillard and de Certeau viewed through a contemporary critical framework of Bourriaud, Bishop and Kester. I argue my project represents a unique and idiosyncratic contribution in its own right to these debates when viewed as a single longitudinal project, unique in recent art context. The impact, influence and contribution of this project is viewed in this submission through the prism of the 5 institutional monographic publications on my work as well as 2 contributions to refereed journals and 3 Appendices describing the project output and published writing, two of these appendices alone exceed 400 pages in length. I will continue to explore this project in the wake of the PhD undertaking further research. I have already had informal discussions with several staff with a view to mentoring/assistance/development of PhD's and am giving a Fine Art Research Seminar on the process of the PhD by Published work and I hope this will lead to more confidence and capability in the School of Fine Art.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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