Inside Out: Sense of Place in the Tropics

Fleischmann, Katja (2013) Inside Out: Sense of Place in the Tropics.

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Abstract

Architecture, vegetation, light, smells, foods or people's clothing can contribute to creating a sense of place. From 'outside', the tropics are commonly associated with palm trees, white sandy beaches, turquoise blue water and bright sunlight. The tropics 'inside' are a social product with particular locales, shared experiences and meaning–places await to be explored.

Research Statement

Research Background The tropics are significant in creating a sense of place. Architecture, vegetation, light, smells, foods or people’s clothing can contribute to creating a sense of place. From ‘outside’, the tropics are commonly associated with palm trees, white sandy beaches, turquoise blue water and bright sunlight. The tropics ‘inside’ are a social product with particular locales, shared experiences and meaning–places await to be explored.
Research Contribution "Sense of Place: Inside out" illuminates light as significant factor to create a sense of place. The tropics are characterised by its sunlight. Bright and outgoing are the people and nature in tropical north Queensland. Deep and long shadows are cast by buildings, nature and even events. Light and shades influence life in the tropics–feelings, life and thoughts to be kept inside out.
Research Significance The significance of this research is to emphasise the distinctiveness of the tropics and its effect on people’s life and their lifestyle. Expressed through these two pieces of artwork which captivate moments, like the shadows casted by the clothing on the line (light and shadow; white and black) or traveling the road which is meant to connect people however unable to transport emotions across, as such displaying particularities of this place.
Item ID: 30422
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Mixed media
Keywords: art, tropics, culture
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This work formed part of Sweat, the School of Creative Arts' Staff Exhibition, at eMerge Gallery, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, 17 September - 4 October 2013.

Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 06:36
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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