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MFA Thesis Report / Manifesto
MFA Thesis Report / Manifesto

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‘Let’s pretend there’s a way of getting through… it, somehow…’ 15

a New DIRECTION upon the Shelf…

shelf (shêlf) n., pl. shelves (shêlvz). 1. A flat, usu. rectangular structure of a rigid material fixed at right angles to a wall or other vertical surface and used to hold or store objects. 2. SOMETHING resembling a shelf, such as…
(The American Heritage Dictionary, 629).

support – nouns – 7. board, plank, ledge, stand, sill, shoulder, perch, mantel, mantelpiece, mantelshelf…
(Roget’s College Thesaurus, 554-555).


Let us consider THE ARRIVAL of another sort: a means THROUGH… A point of entry into another space with a different set of associations entirely. One that is more or less conventional, yet employed, subversively, in the staging of discovery.

She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly know how she had got there… And… In another moment Alice was THROUGH the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room. 16