2021 Abstracts Stage 2

Examining the potential Aesthetic and Existential Authenticity of Fanworks

Georgia Brown, 2021, Stage 2

I have investigated the potential for authenticity in works of art and fiction created by fans of various media. I have examined whether or not fan artists themselves may be considered as living authentically when producing works of art which are inspired by and dependant on another source of art. I have looked at the concept of authenticity from both an aesthetic and existential perspective, examining the philosophies of Benjamin, Barthes, Sartre and Heidegger.

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