An investigation into painting's transformation and regeneration through post-photographic intervention in the digital archive

Barnett, Patricia Jan (2012) An investigation into painting's transformation and regeneration through post-photographic intervention in the digital archive. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This PhD practice-led research inquiry sets out to examine and describe how the fluid interactions between memory and time can be rendered via the remediation of my painting and the construction of a digital image archive. My abstract digital art and handcrafted practice is informed by Deleuze and Guattari’s rhizomics of becoming. I aim to show that the technological mobility of my creative strategies produce new conditions of artistic possibility through the mobile principles of rhizomic interconnection, multiplicity and diversity. Subsequently through the ongoing modification of past painting I map how emergent forms and ideas open up new and incisive engagements with the experience of a ‘continual present’. The deployment of new media and cross media processes in my art also deterritorialises the modernist notion of painting as a static and two dimensional spatial object. Instead, it shows painting in a postmodern field of dynamic and transformative intermediality through digital formats of still and moving images that re-imagines the relationship between memory, time and creative practice.

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ID Code: 61909
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Mafe, Daniel & Pennings, Mark
Keywords: practice–led, archive, digital archive, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, becoming, becoming-painting, becoming digital-painting, becoming painting-in-the-digital, rhizome, difference, networks, multiplicity, evolutionary, abstraction, time, memory, anamnesis, handcraft, perforation, Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, Lucio Fontana, Goshka Macuga, Christian Boltanski, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Ann Hamilton, Janet Laurence
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2013 06:45
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 02:41

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