The space of editing : playing with difference in art, film and writing

Stevens, Grant William (2007) The space of editing : playing with difference in art, film and writing. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research project explores the creative and critical functions of editing in art, film and writing. The written component analyses the histories and discourses of 'cutting and splicing' to examine their various roles in processes of signification. The artistic practice uses more speculative and open-ended methods to explore the social 'languages' that inform our inter-subjective experiences. This project argues that editing is a creative methodology for making meaning, because it allows existing symbolic systems to be appropriated, revised and rewritten. By emphasising the operations of spacing, questioning and play, it also identifies editing as an essential tool for critically engaging with the potentials of art and theory.

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ID Code: 16361
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Webb, Mark & Pennings, Mark
Keywords: art, collage, creative practice, cutting, deconstruction, Derrida, difference, editing, Eisenstein, film, graft, grammatology, language, montage, play, postproduction, post-structuralism, signification, spacing, splicing, structuralism, text, trace, video, writing
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Grant William Stevens
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:01
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:46

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