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Untitled 2 (holdfast iterations)


Aitken, A, Untitled 2 (holdfast iterations), Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1 (2018) [Minor Creative Work]

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Untitled 2 (holdfast iterations) is part of an ongoing series of works that interprets my entangling connection with lutruwita/ Tasmania. The work references the holdfast from the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). This sinuous anchor binds the algae to rock by sending out root-like (haptera) lines of connection. The resultant growth anchors the kelp to rock so it can flex and hold with the powerful movements of the Southern Ocean. The artwork was arrived at through an iterative making process of reproduction, transformation and mirroring. The hand and lasercut wood matrix and its corresponding print interprets the complex and porous form of the holdfast and also the interaction between place and my body.

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Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:Megalo International Print Prize, woodcut, place-based
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Aitken, A (Dr Antonia Aitken)
ID Code:145489
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Theatre
Deposited On:2021-07-23
Last Modified:2021-10-14

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