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Impossible Sites

Yaldo, Amy (2021) Impossible Sites. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This work reflects on how digital reconstructions and access to displaced and destroyed ancient sites and artifacts from the Middle East can be a replacement of the physical.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Studio Arts
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Yaldo, Amy
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.F.A.
Date:10 June 2021
Keywords:artifacts, ancient sites, Iraq, Mesopotamia, digital, green screen, collective memory, lived experience, war
ID Code:988484
Deposited By: AMY YALDO
Deposited On:28 Jun 2021 15:31
Last Modified:28 Jun 2021 15:31


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