School of Art - Theses
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Fabricated country: re-imagining landscape
Faced with fundamental redrawing of human relationships to the global and local environment, a shift in ways of viewing landscape has precipitated. Broad awareness of biodiversity collapse, urbanization, global warming and ...
Installing and unsettling imaginaries: rehearsing the social within the self
The practice-led research outlined here explores ways of bringing attention to the mutual contingency of the self and the social through self-portraiture, culminating in a large multichannel projection and sound installation ...
Objects on the edge of awareness: reframing peripheral objects in a sculptural field
This research considers the potential of peripheral objects in a process-driven sculptural and spatial practice. The peripheral object is something that goes largely unconsidered, but whose necessity to the centre, and ...
The Bosnian case: art, history and memory
The Bosnian Case: Art, History and Memory concerns the representation of historic and traumatogenic events in art through the specific case of the war in Bosnia 1992-1995. The research investigates an aftermath articulated ...
Final room: encountering the body through absence
When I look at images of pain, my mind enters a nexus of complicated reactions. When met with images depicting bodily injuries, deformities, disease and open lacerations, my eyes wince - as if apprehending the amount of ...
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 ...