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dc.contributor.authorMOWSON, LYNN
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T00:32:43Z
dc.date.available2014-12-02T00:32:43Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/43080
dc.description© 2014 Dr. Lynn Mowson
dc.description.abstractThis sculptural practice-led research investigates empathy, trauma and witnessing and the role of testimony in visual arts practice. The thesis argues that Edith Stein’s phenomenological account of empathy articulates an empathic encounter that recognizes the alterity of the other. Stein’s account, I argue, can be drawn out to include encounters with nonhuman animals and sculptural objects that resemble embodied forms. Responding to developments in my sculptural practice the research examined the possibility of visual art practices to bear witness to the ongoing suffering of animals: marking out the possibility for sculptural objects to perform as testimonial objects. As testimonial objects they attest to the trauma of the one who witnesses for the other. Ethical considerations in relation to materiality, representation and the position of one who testifies for, or on behalf of, the other are examined.en_US
dc.subjectsculptureen_US
dc.subjectfigurative sculptureen_US
dc.subjectsculptural bodyen_US
dc.subjectempathy; Edith Stein; human-animal studiesen_US
dc.subjectfleshen_US
dc.subjectskinen_US
dc.subjectwitnessingen_US
dc.subjectbearing witnessen_US
dc.subjecttraumaen_US
dc.subjecttestimonyen_US
dc.subjectanimals' sufferingen_US
dc.subjectanimals' advocatesen_US
dc.subjecttraumatic knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectwax sculptureen_US
dc.subjectlatex sculptureen_US
dc.subjectanimalsen_US
dc.subjectarten_US
dc.subjectcritical animal studiesen_US
dc.titleBeautiful little dead things: empathy, witnessing, trauma and animals' sufferingen_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCentre for Ideas
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Art
melbourne.affiliation.facultyVCA & MCM
melbourne.contributor.authorMOWSON, LYNN
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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