Apprehending the void: Using animation to interpret the genius loci of the Peel Island Lazaret
Denaro, Chris (2015) Apprehending the void: Using animation to interpret the genius loci of the Peel Island Lazaret. Professional Doctorate thesis, Griffith University.
This practice-led research project harnesses the plasmatic nature of animation (Eisenstein 1989) to embody the in-between state of being of the Peel Island Lazaret on the island of Teerk Roo Ra in Moreton Bay, Queensland. In this project the genius loci of this place is expressed through the development of a series of creative works that employs the unique transformative quality of animation to push and pull at the boundary lines between what can be apprehended as the ‘real’ and the ‘imaginary’. Drawing on the physical approach of Czech surrealist animator Jan Švankmajer and cultural theories from Australian writer Ross Gibson, this study re-members and re-imagines the site of the Lazaret as a liminal, uncanny place. This study investigates how conceptions of place are overlaid by aspects of history, memory and the imagination and these discoveries contribute to the currently limited academic discourse around place and place-making in animation practice in Australia.
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|Item Type:||Thesis (Professional Doctorate)|
|Keywords:||Animation, Peel Island Lazaret|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2016 00:10|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2016 00:10|
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