School of Art - Theses
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Miranda Must Go: Rethinking the generative capacities of critique, discomfort and dissensus in socially engaged and site responsive art
This PhD research is situated within the expanded field of public and socially engaged art. Such art practices employ participation, dialogue, community engagement and site- responsive activities to stimulate reflection ...
Private experiences in public spaces: "Technologies of the self" within video-based confessional art and its relationship to subjectivity
This practice-led research project examines the notion and prevalence of our contemporary confessing society and its impact on, and relationship to, the visual arts. More specifically, it examines a contemporary confessional ...
How we live now: The place of class and taste in contemporary Australian art
This practice led research has explored the various ways taste (with its implicit relationship to class) has manifest itself as a type of cultural marker, sending a series of complex and coded messages to its audience. ...
The kraken’s reach: manipulating subjectivity through dissociative play
The research considers the role of dissociation in manipulating subjectivity by examining its influence upon 'dissociative play'– a generative method where thought, feeling, action and production are undertaken within ...
The persistence of the gesture in Minimalism
1960’s North American Minimalism, with its slick “industrial elegance” instigated a rupture in abstract art by rejecting the gestural abstractionism of the preceding decades. This research argues that despite an apparent ...
Time after time: an exploration of lineages of social space and materiality
This practice-led research project is concerned with investigating lineages of social space and its associated materialities constituted by homosexual men of the past. The project, which is reflected on in the ensuing ...
The refigured fragment: provocations in experience and landscape
"The Refigured Fragment: provocations in experience and landscape" examines how a site-responsive sculptural practice can create alternative narrative pathways towards the understanding of a place. In the first instance, ...
Mishandling the human: virtual surveillance and actualised error
This project is a practiced-based inquiry into the relationship between physical reality and virtual worlds in a period where digital technology has substantially transformed how we interact with our surroundings. The ...
Resisting representation: photographing diffractively
This research project begins by asking, “can a photograph resist its representationalist apparatus?” It proposes that if the mechanisms of photographic representation could be used against photography’s inherent ...
Assisted solo: navigating relational & representational failure in music-dance collaboration
This practice-based research asks how failure can be harnessed as a generative tool for locating, articulating and extending creative capacity in Assisted Solo music-dance collaboration. Throughout this research, the term ...