Academic thesis

Eva Christina Rieß: A very special juice. The use of blood in contemporary arts. Back
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Abstract: The first part investigates the general material quality of blood: basics of chemical and material synthesis as well as characteristics of ageing will be described. Based on practical tests characteristical appearances and damages should be proven. The practical implementation of different spectroscopical methods is supposed to show options to determine the material blood. The paper continues with an essay of technological aspects of arts facing the use of blood as colour and adhesive. The last part of this paper examinates the installation “Unter der Haut” by performance artist Peter Gilles as well as the conservation concept. Practical tests should lead to proposals for consolidation and surface cleaning. The paper completes with general references for preventive conservation and occupational health and safety.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Lydia Beerkens
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Elisabeth Jägers
  • date:  2006

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