Beyond actuality : locating an authentic hybridity between heterogeneous media in an installation art practice

Hobdell, Glenda C. (2014) Beyond actuality : locating an authentic hybridity between heterogeneous media in an installation art practice. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Addressing possibilities for authentic combinations of diverse media within an installation setting, this research tested hybrid blends of the physical, digital and temporal to explore liminal space and image. The practice led research reflected on creation of artworks from three perspectives – material, immaterial and hybrid – and in doing so, developed a new methodological structure that extends conventional forms of triangulation. This study explored how physical and digital elements each sought hierarchical presence, yet simultaneously coexisted, thereby extending the visual and conceptual potential of the work.

Outcomes demonstrated how utilising and recording transitional processes of hybrid imagery achieved a convergence of diverse, experiential forms. "Hybrid authority" – an authentic convergence of disparate elements – was articulated in the creation and public sharing of processual works and the creation of an innovative framework for hybrid art practice.

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ID Code: 68730
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Garnons-Williams, Victoria & Denaro, Chris
Keywords: hybrid, heterogeneous, liminal, materiality, potentiality, Australian art, practice-led methodology, Glenda Hobdell
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 06:28
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 03:04

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