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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2006 Theses ➔ Untitled Thesis Project

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Sarah Sudhoff (photographer)

Date

May 2006

Description

During the summer of 2004, following my surgery, I returned to the hospital to photograph the floral vending machine. A doctor approached me as I was photographing the structure and asked me what was it that I saw. This read-made sculpture embodied several themes I would come to discover and examine during my MFA career. I regarded the vending machine as a body and its empty compartments as missing pieces of that body. Even the fluorescent lights seemed to interact and perform with the subjects present in the environment and the spaces within the piece. My profound reaction to the vending machine and the themes that have evolved from this experience remain present throughout my work. These ideas often overlap–blurring where one theme begins and another ends.

Identifier

PC020403_2006_ssudhoff

Citation

Sarah Sudhoff. Untitled Thesis Project. May 2006. Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses; 2006 Theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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