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Resonating estuary: Transitions from site to art

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Hogan, J, Resonating estuary: Transitions from site to art, ARt and Future: Energy, Climate, Cultures, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, P Stupples (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 99-115. ISBN 978-1-5275-0410-3 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Peter Stupples and contributors

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Abstract

In the intertidal zone of the Derwent Estuary foreshore in southern Tasmania I unfurl a roll of French imported paper (Fig. 1). Its stark homogenous white surface marks a line across the beach, overwriting the natural environment. Over the period of a year I bring this paper back to the site, immersing it in the river and laying washes of ink across its surface. The tradition of drawing is tested to develop a nuanced and sensitive evocation of the place where I live. My aim is to acknowledge the role western landscape and cartographical traditions had in taking possession of the land, overwriting Indigenous cultures, to allow the stains and shadows of colonialism be present in order to find new processes of art that enters into dialogue with the flow of the land and all its inhabitants.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:art, environment, cultures, climate, energy
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
UTAS Author:Hogan, J (Dr Jan Hogan)
ID Code:124845
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-03-14
Last Modified:2018-12-07
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