Publication Date

Fall 2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Independent Film and Digital Imaging

First Advisor

Beth Parin, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Javier Chavira, M.F.A.

Third Advisor

Daniel Nearing, M.F.A.


Preconsciousness ... Explores the topographical model of the mind through the deconstruction of accepted realities. Blurring the boundaries of consciousness and unconsciousness. Embracing and accepting the abstract view of the mind as “realms” independent of each other. Surreal, yet familiar spaces and environments become a gateway to the preconscious and a deeper awareness. These unique spaces become a catalyst for a physiological journey to the unconscious. Complex views and interpretations of oneself and ones experiences come to the surface. Engaging memories and emotions such as anxiety ... joy… tranquility………manifesting as physical space as spaces become representations of unconscious. Minds are freed to step back into a dreamlike state as emotions and memories come to life and transcend logical thinking. Unique experiences are immersed as the conscious becomes free to journey to the ‘in-between’ and the journey becomes one into oneself. (Abstract by OPUS staff using student concept statement)


The paper's conceptual statement was used as an abstract.