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Transformation within personal and public realms through contemporary artmaking processes

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dc.contributor.advisor Leora Farber and David Paton en_US
dc.contributor.author Burger, Maria Anna Consiglio
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T12:52:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T12:52:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-19
dc.date.submitted 2006-04-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5247
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract My research explores how process, i.e. the physical means of material production, can embody and conceptually signify transformation within personal and public realms. My practical work draws on multiple material sources which I subject to various physical processes in order to produce alteration. These material processes function as metaphors for processes of self-exploration. In my theoretical argument, I propose speculative connections between my sense of liberation (experienced in the processes of artmaking and through my adoption of instability, dissolution, hybridity and open-endedness as working strategies) and certain socio-political transformations that have occurred in the past decade. Cultural effects of postcolonialism such as hybridity and otherness are used as reference points in my theoretical text, in which I foreground personal narrative as integral to my research design. Ways in which the contemporary South African artist, Penny Siopis similarly engages autobiography as subject matter and working strategy, are explored and interwoven into my discussion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Art en_US
dc.subject Modern art en_US
dc.subject Material production en_US
dc.title Transformation within personal and public realms through contemporary artmaking processes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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