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The object of art in the Anthropocene: generative chairs and hi-vis touches


Schlunke, K, The object of art in the Anthropocene: generative chairs and hi-vis touches, Australian Humanities Review, 63, (November) pp. 116-130. ISSN 1835-8063 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Art has consistently done its work of rendering the ordinary uncanny. Varieties of art have initiated and reflected reconsiderations of cultural objects and orders of time. Within the Anthropocene that uncanny making capacity also carries with it the forging of new connections between the human and more-than-human amid the performance of new spatial and temporal possibilities. This paper takes the example of Gay Hawkes’ furniture constructed from packing cases after bushfire and Joan Ross’s installations of colonial paintings refigured with hi-vis (fluorescent colour as used on high-visibility workwear etc.) and fur to think about both the materials these artists have employed to make their art and the cultural re-materialising that arises.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:art, anthropocene, Joan Ross, Gay Hawkins, object
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Globalisation and culture
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Schlunke, K (Associate Professor Katrina Schlunke)
ID Code:142952
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-02-17
Last Modified:2021-05-24

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