A PhD is a PhD is a PhD
thesisposted on 01.03.2017 by Ostrow, Deborah Anne
In order to distinguish essays and pre-prints from academic theses, we have a separate category. These are often much longer text based documents than a paper.
A PhD is a PhD is a PhD is a practice-based project that interrogates the process of an artist undertaking PhD research under established criteria. It consists of an exegesis, an original screenplay, and a digital film made for online viewing, with images drawn from a range of documentaries and films found on YouTube. They have been dissected, re-assembled and then re-embedded to YouTube. The source material covers topics such as medicalization of madness, the conspicuous appropriation of universal media and ideas already floating around, with the intention of producing a pointedly political, critical, non-hierarchical, and humorous proposition/thesis.