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Fleischmann, Katja (2012) Please stay.

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Abstract

This work is from the series "Human Bonds". Almond (1988) states that there "are three kinds of bonds between human beings: biological and natural; legal and artificial; social and voluntary." The series Human Bonds documents observed and personal relationships as their have unfolded. This particular work uses objects with symbolic meanings, each representing one of above-mentioned human bonds. Together they create a harmony which is exposed as superficial with parts of the artwork not lining up with the perfect picture.

Reference: ALMOND, B. (1988), Human Bonds. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 5: 3–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5930.1988.tb00224.x

Research Statement

Research Background Uncertain Substrates comprises a call for artwork to explore materiality as creative risk. The interpretation of a substrate can reach from materials science to biochemistry, marine biology or printing. Uncertain Substrates is translated in these artworks as a mesh of juxtaposing materials which express a variety of human bonds.
Research Contribution 'Please stay' is part of the series “Human Bonds” which makes use of contrast rich materials (paper, wood, Chinese gold leaf; wood, wallpaper, paint) creating a superficial harmony. Intensive expression of feelings such as dependency and uncertainty are created through juxtaposing haptic of materials. Contrasting materials create tension in an attempt to express commonplace and recognizable emotionally draining situations in our everyday life. It can be observed that some relationships are in a superficial state of happiness. People outside these bonds are invited to observe the perfect image/relationship. Cracks start to show coupled with an ever increasing fear that one is leaving.
Research Significance The use of uncertain substrates in the creative process provides potential to make creative and risk taking decisions and free from the normal constraints of traditional supports of canvas or paper. Exhibited two artworks (mixed media) from the series Human Bonds at Gallery48, The Strand, Townsville, Australia.
Item ID: 28439
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Mixed media
Keywords: art and design, human bonds, relationships, life
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This work formed part of the Uncertain Substrates exhibition, Gallery48, Townsville, QLD, Australia, 10 March to 27 May 2012.

Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 06:34
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
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