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Scholars 2009 - 2010

Patrick Rife

Patrick Rife, Art History
“The Cyclical Nature of Obsolescence”
Faculty Mentor: Mr. Steven Bradley
Expected Graduation Date: December 2009
Contact: prife1@umbc.edu

This research grant will be assisting my funding in building a sculpture/installation that investigates our cultural involvement in the consumption and rejection of technology. My research will allow me to investigate the sculptural properties of vinyl LPs in their physical presence as well as investigating the sculptural abilities of the content that exists on each of the LPs. In addition to aiding in the development of this piece my research will lend invaluable insight into my continued work with sound and how it can be represented in a physical space. This piece aims to initiate a dialogue that will span both cultural and generational boundaries in an effort to find a middle ground and our cultural commonalities.