Pieces of a city : the art of making speculative cities, bodies, & texts

Collie, Natalie Estelle (2011) Pieces of a city : the art of making speculative cities, bodies, & texts. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This practice-led doctorate involved the development of a collection – a bricolage – of interwoven fragments of literary texts and visual imagery explor-ing questions of speculative fiction, urban space and embodiment. As a sup-plement to the creative work, I also developed an exegesis, using a combina-tion of theoretical and contextual analysis combined with critical reflections on my creative process and outputs. An emphasis on issues of creative practice and a sustained investigation into an aesthetics of fragmentation and assem-blage is organised around the concept and methodology of bricolage, the eve-ryday art of ‘making do’. The exegesis also addresses my interest in the city and urban forms of subjectivity and embodiment through the use of a range of theorists, including Michel de Certeau and Elizabeth Grosz.

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ID Code: 59618
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Thomas, Glen & Hearn, Gregory
Keywords: bricolage, speculative fiction, writing, urban, space, embodiment, subjectivity, Elizabeth Grosz, Michel de Certeau, assemblage, collage
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 May 2013 03:00
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 03:00

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