- Author(s): Monarrez, Rebecca;
- Advisor(s): Silva, Ernest;
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RM269 is an installation that condenses three spaces (the apartment, the studio, and the gallery) into two rooms through an interpenetration of their functions (living, working, exhibiting) and their respective visual tropes (upholstered, open-ended, whitewashed). The collapsing of these spaces reflects my interest in creating a dense, hallucinatory, hybrid place (like the amphibian grotto), that serves as an interlocutor between interior and exterior (conflating indoors and outdoors with psychic space and material reality, like a Cartesian Theater). Employing both filmic and literary imagery, combined with an all-absorbing painterliness, RM269 as an installation is a working-towards creating a thought-place like Aby Warburg's denkraum, "a space for thinking," or Nietzsche's "architecture for the perceptive," a place that functions as a buffer between psychic space and public space.