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Lyndal Jones: climate change, performance and the Avoca Project


Bywaters, M, Lyndal Jones: climate change, performance and the Avoca Project, Fusion, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2201-7208 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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The Avoca Project  (2005Ė15) by Lyndal Jones is a broad communal artwork based on a German prefabricated house, transported in 1850 to the small Australian town of Avoca in rural Victoria. The Avoca Project is a place where Jones and visiting artists, academics and members of the local community can gather to deliberate the effect of climate change and regional identity within a changing Australian socio-economic rural environment.The Avoca Project bridges the divide between contemporary art practice and local community. Jonesís 2010 performance, Rehearsing Catastrophe #1: The Ark in Avoca, illustrates her belief in The Avoca Project as a keystone for environmental discussion and survival of the local community. This performative video work exemplifies Jonesís reasons for utilising art as a powerful expression of climate change and the notion of local. Under her management, The Avoca Project signposts the creative challenge of a changing natural environment and its effect upon a small regional township.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change, contemporary art
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:Bywaters, M (Dr Malcom Bywaters)
ID Code:93836
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-08-19
Last Modified:2018-01-25
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