Stillness: A meditation in new media art

Pinxit, Vaughn (2016) Stillness: A meditation in new media art. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


While technology is often seen as a noisy, impatient and pervasive aspect of our lives, this practice-led research project investigated the counter proposition–that we might be able to evoke sensations of stillness through technology-mediated artworks. Investigations into stillness were informed by Buddhism, phenomenology, and experiences of meditation and the practice of archery. By combining visual art, performance, installation, video and interaction design, a series of experimental, interdisciplinary artworks were produced and exhibited to evoke a sense of stillness and to impel audiences to consider the form and nature of stillness in relation to time, space and motion.

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ID Code: 93556
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Hamilton, Jillian & Mafe, Daniel
Keywords: Stillness, Interactive installations, New media art, Performance, Design methods, Conscious bridging, Meditation, Engaged Buddhism, Reflexivity, Practice-led research
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2016 05:53
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 05:53

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