Photographic interpretation through slippage
AffiliationSchool of Art
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2016 Akihiro Okumura
This research asks the question; can photography provide a framework to be both understood and be formed through a series of cultural and linguistic misinterpretations? Through the creation and development of two distinct methodologies of practice - functional parallelism and formation through dislocation - three bodies of work were created. Each body of work centers on a recognition of cultural and linguistic slippage that I have experience as a Japanese person living in Australia that alerted me to a possible way of reinterpreting and subsequently making photographs. It is what I have come to term a ‘roundabout way’ of interacting with the image where the viewer to see the state of the photograph occurring from the relationship among subjects as images. This thesis is accompanied by demonstrations of photographic works and interpretations forming in each stage through the slippage.
Keywordscontemporary art; photography; interpretation; culture; linguistics; Japan; Australia
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