Journeys in Tanimbars
: an audiovisual presentation beyond the ethnographic towards the aesthetic

  • Kylie Fiona Walsh

    Student thesis: Other thesis - CDU

    Abstract

    Journeys in the Tanimbars has developed out of a creative and inclusive process between people of the Tanimbar Islands and a visual artist based in Darwin. The central project is an audio-visual installation work that attempts to embody both an intercultural ethnographic perspective and an artistic experimental aesthetic rooted in the notion of a pluralistic contemporary society. This work explores ideas about the relationship between traditional and contemporary ways of life and its impact on the Tanimbar society and surroundings. The installation work explores notions of perception and a society in transition and this exegesis provides background about the project, as well as theoretical and practical works that have influenced the artist.

    Note: Please note that some images have been removed due to copyright.
    Date of AwardFeb 2012
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorBirut Zemits (Supervisor) & Andrea Ash (Supervisor)

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