Looking into the light : reinventing the apparatus in contemporary art

Handran, Christopher (2013) Looking into the light : reinventing the apparatus in contemporary art. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Technical images such as photography, film and video, are dependent on apparatuses for their production and dissemination, yet the apparatus itself is often hidden or obscured in the experience of the work and the discourse that surrounds it. This practice-led research identifies key practice strategies to foreground the apparatus both in the production of work and in its presentation. It therefore develops critical and generative strategies to explore and interrogate the workings of the 'apparatus-audience complex,' and the particular modes of spectatorship that this entails.

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ID Code: 63634
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Pennings, Mark & Webb, Mark
Keywords: Apparatus, Dispositif, Phenomenology, Photomedia, Video Installation, Vilem Flusser, Carsten Holler, Pipilotti Rist, Olafur Eliasson
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Christopher Handran
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2013 00:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 02:57

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