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The Liminal Space


MacDonald, A, The Liminal Space, Foot and Playsted, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Launceston); Moonah Arts Centre (Hobart); Langford 120 (Melbourne), pp. 1-2 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

DOI: doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3938.5847


The exhibition guides us into Paul Snellís playful yet perplexing space of assembled knowledge, situation and circumstance that moves and flows in a dynamic momentum. His works are penetrating and active punctums that compel us to explore the in-betweens of being and becoming within liminality. Liminal Space creates a situation in which we can question and unsettle our existing perceptions and ways of knowing. Rather than experiencing an easily shared idea or commonly held belief, Snellís work acknowledges that meaning making can be disturbing, unexpected, and even hesitant. In entering into Snellís Liminal Space, we can take some time to play in the void of vulnerability and uncertainty, where understanding can be interrogated and ruptured, allowing us to then, if we choose to do so, linger in an intensely affective personal experience

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Art criticism
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:110805
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-15
Last Modified:2018-04-10

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