Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Visual Arts


Kelly Wood


This document considers how artistic practice may be used to formulate responses to the popular text of the television game show. It primarily examines how the artists John Miller and Ron Terada have employed the late modernist strategies of minimalist sculpture and monochromatic painting alongside explicit references to the game show genre in their exhibitions. I suggest that Miller and Terada alter the apparent immediacy of the game show’s components through projects that shift the spatial and temporal conditions for understanding the genre’s messages. By doing so, it is argued that both artists’ works change the way that spectators may come to know the contents of the television game show.



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