The digital-bricoleur: Contemporary screen-based visual art practices

McKewen, Daniel (2015) The digital-bricoleur: Contemporary screen-based visual art practices. In 17th Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 1-3 July 2015, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


This paper describes a practice-led methodology that combines contemporary art theory and processes, as well as concepts of fan studies to construct a space for the critical and creative exploration of screen culture. The research promotes new possibilities for purposeful creative engagements with the screen, framed through the lens of what I term the digital-bricoleur. This performative, link-making approach documents the complicit tendencies that arise out of my affective relationship with screen culture, mapping out a cultural terrain in which I can creatively and critically ‘play’. The creative exploitation of this improvisational and aleatory activity then forms the creative research outputs. It appropriates and reconfigures content from screen culture, creating digital video installations aimed at engendering new experiences and critical interpretations of screen culture.

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ID Code: 94157
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Contemporary Art, Practice-led research, digital-bricolage, Screen culture, link-making
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Daniel McKewen
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2016 23:40
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2016 05:04

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