Resonances of difference : creative diplomacy in the multidimensional and transcultural aesthetics of an indigenous photomedia practice

King-Smith, Leah (2006) Resonances of difference : creative diplomacy in the multidimensional and transcultural aesthetics of an indigenous photomedia practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Multidimensional aesthetics in photomedia practice shift the emphasis away from the culturally dominating singularity of the camera's eye-piece towards a supple interplay of semi-transparent image planes and shifting positions. Using various image-capture devices that can produce digital, film, still or moving pictures, I create bodies of work that invite the viewer to see many perspectives simultaneously. The challenge is to implement the effectiveness of the technologies and simultaneously dislodge those principles and values fundamental to their imperialist cultural backgrounds. My practice investigates a diplomatic negotiability of aesthetic language to accommodate conceptual and cultural difference/s. Located on the print surface or in animated sequences are symbolic representations that disclose histories, cultures, times and places in subtle and ambiguous ways. The interplay of allure and resistance, repetition and change, are strategies that reveal the delicate and paradoxical nature of the multidimensional psyche.

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ID Code: 16321
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Garnons-Williams, Victoria & Yeates, Helen
Keywords: multiverse, multidimensional aesthetics, transcultural aesthetics, multidimensional psyche, indigenous photomedia, creative diplomacy, transpersonal, quantum model, practice-led research, digital media, photography, animation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Leah King-Smith
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:01
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:46

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