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Mark Lombardi's "Narrative Structures": The Visibility of the Network and the New Global Order
Law, Jessica M.

2012, Master of Arts (MA), Ohio University, Art History (Fine Arts).
During the period of 1994-2000, Mark Lombardi (1951-2000) created a series of drawings titled Narrative Structures, which depict the analysis of spatial relationships through a multiplicity of lines that interconnect formally on paper. The artist constructed graphite webs that visualize hidden multinational connections of powerful individuals, worldwide corporations and government institutions. This thesis argues that in order to understand how Lombardi’s series of drawings function as a web or network, they must be productively understood in relation to the new global power system or Empire, a concept American literary and political philosopher Michael Hardt and Italian sociologist and political philosopher Antonio Negri elaborate upon in their texts Empire (2000) and Multitude (2004). Such an analysis reveals how Lombardi’s Narrative Structures and Hardt and Negri’s projects are analogous in the ways in which they seek to reformulate information as a tool for understanding and visualizing the connections of the global power system.
Andrea Frohne, PhD (Committee Chair)
Joseph Lamb, PhD (Committee Member)
Louis-Georges Schwartz, PhD (Committee Member)
118 p.

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