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dc.contributor.advisorRedmond, Monique
dc.contributor.advisorBraddock, Chris
dc.contributor.advisorMcIntyre, Simon
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Amber Claire
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-24T01:54:35Z
dc.date.available2011-11-24T01:54:35Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011-11-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/2664
dc.description.abstractThis project explores the embodiment of physical forms engaged in futile acts of labour. It investigates the territories that operate between our conscious bodies and the mute and unfeeling realm of the object, opening up questions about whether the Western body has become an absurd anomaly motivated by the desire for physical comfort, rather than a tool for ultimate survival. It endeavors to expose the phenomenon of sweatshops as a clandestine construct driven by Western greed, while optimistically promoting methods of hand making and ethical sustainability as a way to diminishing inhumane practice. The research operates through a series of human/object combinations, titled Extension Suits, that explore performance by way of itinerancy, audience participation and chance encounter. The Extension Suits are built from objects and materials that reference the simple shapes and colours of Children’s TV shows, comic theatre and the abject.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectFutile acts of labouren_NZ
dc.subjectPerformanceen_NZ
dc.subjectChance encounteren_NZ
dc.subjectTheatricalen_NZ
dc.subjectChildren's TV showsen_NZ
dc.titleThe object of labour: unuseless acts of an itinerant natureen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
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dc.date.updated2011-11-24T01:15:00Z


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