My Horizon

Tracey Moffatt
Author: Natalie King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500500996
Category: Art
Page: 160
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The deeply personal and political work of internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Tracey Moffatt, published to accompany an exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Tracey Moffatt

Author: Isaac Julien
Publisher: Dia Art Foundation
ISBN: 9780944521366
Category: Art
Page: 60
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The young Austrialian photographer, video and filmaker Tracey Moffatt has gained increasing international attention over the last few years. This book documents two recent works, "Up in the Sky" and a new video installation along with other works.

The Artificial Horizon

Imagining the Blue Mountains
Author: Martin Edward Thomas
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522851519
Category: Blue Mountains (N.S.W)
Page: 313
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Martin Thomas takes the reader on a journey through a compelling study of culture, landscape and mythology. For both Aboriginal people and their colonisers, the rugged landscape of the Blue Mountains has stood as an intriguing riddle and a stimulus to the imagination. The author evokes this dramatic and bewildering landscape and leads his readers through the cultural history of the locality in order to probe the 'dreamwork of imperialism'.

Tracey Moffatt

fever pitch
Author: Tracey Moffatt,Gael Newton
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Category: Art
Page: 119
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Tracey Moffatt - laudanum

Katalog zur Ausstellung Tracey Moffatt - laudanum . Ulmer Museum 6. Juni - 18. Juli 1999, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein 11. Sept. - 24. Okt. 1999, Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad 14. Juli - 27. Aug. 2000
Author: Tracey Moffatt,Brigitte Reinhardt
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Category: Photography
Page: 80
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Tracey Moffatt creates visual scenarios of great intensity in her photo series and films. She links the blatant artificiality of theatre and film staging with documentation in an apparently playful way, and mixes these varied stylistic elements into highly emotional pictorial sequences located on the border between reality and the surreal. The sequences are concerned with existential themes - sexuality and power, birth and death, desires, dreams and memories. She draws on well-known pictorial topoi from films, photography and art history and adopts stylistic methods from advertising and trash-TV. The mythical traditions of Australian aborigines and the Anglo-Saxon culture of the former colonialists with their mutual conflicts are also strands in the works of this half-Aborigine artist.

On dialogue

zeitgenössische australische Kunst
Author: Anne Marie Freybourg
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 216
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This catalogue presents positions of the 90's which follow the tradition ofonceptual art. Focusing on Australian art since the 1960s, the bookiscusses the contrasts that occur with European and American art activities.rt is presented from a diverse selection of contemporary Australian artistshilst comprehensive essays from leading Australian theoreticians analyze theomplexity of their work.

Forging Identities

Bodies, Gender, and Feminist History
Author: Jane Long,Jan Gothard,Helen Brash
Publisher: Uwa Pub
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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Brings together 11 essays (two previously published) that began as individual papers delivered to the Australian Historical Association conference in 1994. While underpinned by a broad thematic coherence around the body and the construction of identity, the contributions illustrate that there is no

Craft Economies

Author: Susan Luckman,Nicola Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474259553
Category: Design
Page: 248
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Craft Economies provides a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary craft production, situating practices of amateur and professional making within a wider creative economy. Contributors address a diverse range of practices, sites and forms of making in a wide range of regional and national contexts, from floristry to ceramics and from crochet to coding. The volume considers the role of digital practices of making and the impact of the maker's movement as part of larger trends around customisation, on-demand production, and the possibilities of 3D printing and digital manufacturing.

I am Irene Andessner

Retrospektive der Werkgruppen 1995-2003
Author: Irene Andessner
Publisher: Cantz
Category: Art
Page: 163
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In the last ten years, the Austrian-born artist Irene Andessner has been working on a new definition of the self-portrait. Inspired by women's portraits from past centuries, she researches her chosen subjects in archives and libraries, only to enter into an alliance with them by means of photography, video and computer technology. Via new media, Andessner abducts these historical personages--women such as Nannerl Mozart, Frida Kahlo and Angelika Kauffmann--into the world of today, putting a cell phone or Polaroid camera into their hands. In 2001, Andessner immersed herself in explorations of the person and myth of Marlene Dietrich, investigating the actress's innermost feelings and thoughts. In the course of a few months, Andessner was able to mentally and visually "transform" herself into Dietrich: accompanied by newspaper reporters and TV cameras, she went all the way to the Berlin registry office, where she married a Mr. Dietrich in order to make it official. Including this work and others, I am, designed by the artist herself, features a representative selection of Andessner's work.

New York Girls

Author: Richard Kern
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822881804
Category: Photography
Page: 208
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Killing Women

The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence
Author: Annette Burfoot,Susan Lord
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889205302
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
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The essays in Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence find important connections in the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. The book’s extensive cultural contexts acknowledge and engage with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation produce or reproduce the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? This book adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence by discussing nationalism and war, feminist media, and the depiction of violence throughout society.

Reconstructing Obesity

The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings
Author: Megan B. McCullough,Jessica A. Hardin
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782381422
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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In the crowded and busy arena of obesity and fat studies, there is a lack of attention to the lived experiences of people, how and why they eat what they do, and how people in cross-cultural settings understand risk, health, and bodies. This volume addresses the lacuna by drawing on ethnographic methods and analytical emic explorations in order to consider the impact of cultural difference, embodiment, and local knowledge on understanding obesity. It is through this reconstruction of how obesity and fatness are studied and understood that a new discussion will be introduced and a new set of analytical explorations about obesity research and the effectiveness of obesity interventions will be established.

Better Britons

Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire
Author: Nadine Attewell
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442667079
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
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In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultural texts from twentieth-century Britain, Australia, and New Zealand: that the fortunes of the nation depend on controlling the reproductive choices of citizen-subjects. Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses – from canonical modernist novels and speculative fictions to government memoranda and public debates – that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities. Bringing insights from feminist and queer theory into dialogue with work in indigenous studies, Attewell sheds new light on changing conceptions of British and settler identity during the era of decolonization.

Calling the shots

Indigenous photographies
Author: Jane Lydon
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
ISBN: 1922059595
Category: History
Page: 256
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Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were produced in unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants, who see them in distinctive and positive ways. Calling the shots brings together researchers who are using this rich archive to explore Aboriginal history, to identify relatives, and to reclaim culture. It reverses the colonial gaze to focus on the interactions between photographer and Indigenous people — and the living meanings the photos have today. The result is a fresh perspective on Australia’s past, and on present-day Indigenous identities. Innovative in three ways, Calling the shots incorporates Indigenous perspectives on the photographic process and especially the meaning of the photographic archive. It also explores the history of photography in each colony, thus providing a rich and varied series of historical social landscapes. Lastly, it examines the active role played by Indigenous people in photography as a process of encounter and exchange. Contributors include Julie Gough, Jane Lydon, Sari Braithwaite, Shauna Bostock-Smith, Lawrence Bamblett, Michael Aird, Karen Hughes and Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Donna Oxenham, Laurie Baymarrwangga and Bentley James.

Sacred Exchanges

Images in Global Context
Author: Robyn Ferrell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150442X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal painting that has become popular in the contemporary art world, Robyn Ferrell traces the influence of cultural exchanges on art, the self, and attitudes toward the other. Aboriginal acrylic painting, produced by indigenous women artists of the Australian Desert, bears a superficial resemblance to abstract expressionism and is often read as such by viewers. Yet to see this art only through a Western lens is to miss its unique ontology, logics of sensation, and rich politics and religion. Ferrell explores the culture that produces these paintings and connects its aesthetic to the brutal environmental and economic realities of its people. From here, she travels to urban locales, observing museums and department stores as they traffic interchangeably in art and commodities. Ferrell ties the history of these desert works to global acts of genocide and dispossession. Rethinking the value of the artistic image in the global market and different interpretations of the sacred, she considers photojournalism, ecotourism, and other sacred sites of the western subject, investigating the intersection of modern art and postmodern culture. She ultimately challenges the primacy of the "European gaze" and its fascination with sacred cultures, constructing a more balanced intercultural dialogue that deemphasizes the aesthetic of the real championed by western philosophy.

Die Schlingen der Schuld

Author: Dave Warner
ISBN: 3732556832
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Eigentlich wollte Detective Daniel Clement nie nach Broome zurückkehren. Dank seiner Exfrau ist er aber nun doch wieder hier, im australischen Nirgendwo, 2000 Kilometer entfernt von der nächsten Großstadt. Viel Zeit zum Eingewöhnen bleibt dem Detective nicht, denn in einem nahegelegenen Wasserloch wird eine Leiche entdeckt. Der zu Lebzeiten unauffällige Mann wurde brutal umgebracht - übertötet, wie man in Polizeikreisen sagt. So etwas gab es in dieser abgelegenen Gegend noch nie. Als ein zweiter Mord geschieht, scheinbar ohne jede Verbindung zum ersten, ahnt Clement, dass ihm der schwierigste Fall seiner Karriere bevorsteht.