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Grounded Media: Expanding the Scope of Ecological Art Practices Within New Media Arts Culture

Armstrong, Keith M. (2007) Grounded Media: Expanding the Scope of Ecological Art Practices Within New Media Arts Culture. In Hutchinson, Andrew (Ed.) Proceedings of perthDAC 2007, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, pp. 21-31.

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Abstract

‘Grounded Media’ is a form of art practice focused around the understanding that our ecological crisis is also a cultural crisis, perpetuated by our sense of separation from the material and immaterial ecologies upon which we depend. This misunderstanding of relationships manifests not only as environmental breakdown, but also in the hemorrhaging of our social fabric. ‘Grounded Media’ is consistent with an approach to media art making that I name ‘ecosophical’ and ‘praxis-led’ – which seeks through a range of strategies, to draw attention to the integrity, diversity and efficacy of the biophysical, social and electronic environments of which we are an integral part. It undertakes this through particular choices of location, interaction design,participative strategies and performative direction. This form of working emerged out of the production of two major projects, Grounded Light [8] and Shifting Intimacies [9] and is evident in a recent prototypical wearable art project called In_Step [6].

The following analysis and reflections will assist in promoting new, sustainable roles for media artists who are similarly interested in attuning their practices.

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ID Code: 48409
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Media art , practice led research methodology, ecology, interactive installation, art and environment, ecosophy, ecosophical practice, environmental art, media and performance, electronic art, time based media, embodiment
ISBN: 1 74067 537 1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:50

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