Master’s Thesis

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Geography Topography and Cultural Landscape

A Reader: A Thousand Plateaus

Holland, Eugene W. Deleuze and Guattari’s ‘a Thousand Plateaus’: A Reader’s Guide. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. Print.

I read several sections of “A Thousand Plateaus” by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. French philosophy is a pretty hard row to go. So, to get a better understanding I read through this “reader”. It helps, but also […]

A Thousand Plateaus; Deleuze & Guattari

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987. Print.

I selected the following excerpts for a study group during the VCFA July 2015 MFA Residency that never actually happened. These are key quotes to consider:

1 and 2. Principles of connection and heterogeneity: any point […]

Flusser: Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Flusser, Vilem. Towards a Philosophy of Photography. , 2000. Print

Flusser opens with a bold hypothesis that there have been two fundamental turning points in human culture. The first being the invention of linear writing and the second the invention of technical image making, initially through photography. He speaks at length about the ‘apparatus’ of […]

Edward Said; Orientalism

This is my second paper written for the low-residency MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Visual Studies Project An Annotation of: Said, Edward W. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1979. Print. By David Kutz Submitted to VCFA Faculty Adviser Humberto Ramirez on Tuesday October, 14, 2014

The “East” as differentiated from […]

Mythologies, Roland Barthes

Mythologies By Roland Barthes Hill & Wang, New York ©1957; Translation ©1972 by Jonathan Cape Ltd.

In my acceptance letter to the low-residence MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Art this book was recommended. About 2/3rds of the book is composed of a series of short stories or myths. The final 50 pages […]