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Understory

Citation

Ruffels, TD, Understory, Devonport Regional Gallery (2010) [Curated Exhibition]

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Copyright 2010 Devonport Regional Gallery

Abstract

What are we talking about when we talk about nature? As a concept, ‘nature’ refers to a wider sphere of reference than simply the terms ‘landscape’ or ‘environment’. It is both a means through which humanity imagines difference and specificity, and a scientific concept that refers to the structures and processes underlying all biological and technological activity. ‘Nature’, as it is generally used in everyday discussion, is also the nature of immediate experience, an appreciation of landscape or wilderness. But is it a paradox to speak about nature as though it is something separate from ourselves, like a noun, extracted as something fixed and permanent.1 In reality, all things undergo perpetual change and are in a continual process of transformation. This exhibition, and the associated 24 pag publication explores the way artists engage with and negotiate ideas around Nature and Culture in the current climate.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:Nature Environment Photography Art Video Installation
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)
Author:Ruffels, TD (Dr Troy Ruffels)
ID Code:83330
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Visual and Performing Arts
Deposited On:2013-03-09
Last Modified:2014-10-22
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