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dc.contributor.advisorMcIntyre, Simon
dc.contributor.advisorBoberg, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorWills, Janelle
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-25T03:39:03Z
dc.date.available2013-11-25T03:39:03Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-11-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5983
dc.description.abstractThis practice‐based project is an exploration of how sensations of ‘the Uncanny’ can be evoked through pictorial form. This has involved an in-depth investigation into the signification of the subject matter I employ, along with its means of description via an examination of the conceptual and applied characteristics of photography and the medium of paint. Through the transaction between photographic reality (as documented through the ‘objective’ camera lens) and the visceral effects of painted expression, I disrupt what is familiar with what is unknown. I create work which activates an atmosphere where something has happened, will happen or is happening quietly and unseen, an atmosphere implied by a residual mood or echo that resonates from what is missing. Through sensitively cropped representations of landscape and suburban scenes my work activates a concept of absence via signs of human activity. The mundane subject matter of my paintings - clotheslines, rubbish bins, backyards - abandoned by their occupants, appear populated instead by emptiness, stillness and silence. I am interested in drawing the viewer in through the everyday and the known, whilst simultaneously employing the same banal imagery to create a sinister undertone that interrupt certainty and comfort, and alludes to something more ominous.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectDas unheimlechen_NZ
dc.subjectThe uncannyen_NZ
dc.titleThe familiar and unknownen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2013-11-25T01:07:44Z


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