Scratching At The Walls

Open Access
Author:
Zucker, Samuel Porter
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Richard Andrew Sherman, Thesis Supervisor
  • Lisa Ruth Sternlieb, Honors Advisor
  • Kevin J Hagopian, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • graffiti
Abstract:
An explanation of the production of “Graf TV,” an experimental graffiti documentary created alongside this essay. Starting from my first encounter with graffiti, I explore my changing perception of the culture and my attempts to intellectualize it for a thesis paper. These attempts ultimately fail due to a disconnect between the medium and the message I am trying to convey. The result is a change in medium to a documentary and a newfound understanding of a cultural phenomenon that redefined the visual landscape of cities worldwide.