The visible and the invisible : connecting presence and absence through art, memory and the body

Porch, Debra Lynn (2006) The visible and the invisible : connecting presence and absence through art, memory and the body. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


The Visible and the Invisible: Connecting Presence and Absence Through Art, Memory, Mortality and the Body investigates the role that art objects and images used in installation practice have in linking the past to the present. The project's

creative and theoretical research speculatively explore and interpret the potential that

such objects--in my art practice and in the work of a range of noted visual artists--have in evoking ideas, memories or physical ties that are not readily apparent. The studio and theoretical research examines how a range of visual

mechanisms in installation practice can evoke (in present time) past events and experiences previously absent. In the research, memory is revealed as having the capacity to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, acting as a powerful catalyst that connects a viewer's awareness of a past experience to the visible

objects experienced through a visual installation.

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ID Code: 16218
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Pennings, Mark & Fitzpatrick, Donal
Keywords: visible, invisible, presence, absence, art, memory, body, mortality
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Debra Lynn Porch
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:58
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 07:03

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