To see and be seen : cinematic constructions of gender and spectatorship in contemporary screen-based art

Holtsclaw, Anita (2014) To see and be seen : cinematic constructions of gender and spectatorship in contemporary screen-based art. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


To See and Be Seen: Cinematic Constructions of Gender and Spectatorship in Contemporary Screen-Based Art addresses how gendered representation can be structured within visual art practice through a series of creative moving-image works. Using the aesthetic language of French New Wave cinema as its primary point of departure, this research project investigates how gendered representations are constructed by cinematic language. In doing this, it proposes latent possibilities present within the dominant gaze created by patriarchal relations of power. This project, in a series of creative works, demonstrates how the 'masculine' authorial gaze is learnt culturally, and by examining the gendered syntax of film, reveals how this can be recontextualised by the female artist.

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ID Code: 76536
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Pedersen, Courtney & Webb, Mark
Additional Information: The creative work component of this research project can be viewed through using the hyperlinks in the exegesis.
Keywords: Contemporary Art, Screen-Based Installation, Re-Performance, Video Performance, Video Art, Feminist Film Theory, Scopophilia, Gendered Representation, Cinema, Installation Art
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2014 06:14
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 06:05

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