Deborah Ostrow_A PHD IS A PHD IS A PHD + Art as a Verb_2014–15





Title

A PhD is a PhD is a PhD
    

https://youtu.be/hdZF4ORKAsw

http://arrow.monash.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/monash:162327?query=deborah+anne+ostrow






A P O C A L Y P S E   N O W

A   P H D  I S   A   P H D   I S   A   P H D

an original non-screenplay
by
John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola

D. A. OSTROW

Inspired by Joseph Conrad's
"HEART OF DARKNESS" etc.



A thesis submitted for the requirements for the
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Monash University
201

The Screenplay
A Draft (Artist’s Proof)

The Film
Running time approx 15 minutes.


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


Copyright notice
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Notice 2

© The author 2015. Except as provided in the Copyright Act 1968, this thesis may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author.

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Declaration

All Students should reproduce this section in their thesis verbatim

This thesis contains no material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at any university or equivalent institution and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, this thesis contains no material previously published or written by another person, except where due reference is made in the text of the thesis.