Ephemera art and detritus

Lord, Anne (2007) Ephemera art and detritus. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2007 . pp. 160-168. From: Environmental Research Event 2007, 2-5 December 2007, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

Visual art as a knowledge based practice holding an appreciation of ephemera and change is at the basis of my research. This research investigates artist's concepts integral with change in environment and ecology. My practice based art research investigates ephemera and change as metaphors in ecology. Both involve writing about the creation of a culture of impermanent art. This art has the ability to act as a potential metaphor in a dialogue about environmental sustainability. In previous art movements it has been the manifesto of the artist that initially calls to witness the community's ability to engage with the most difficult problems. Art is a philosophical investigation, and it is the enquiring nature of the creative mind that can expose an appropriate practice, such as waste management, that emerges from a place of no sustainability to a culture of carefully managed ecology.

The rationale for the instability of the icon and image in art leads to the development of an argument for change of attitude about detritus and ephemera in contemporary society. A change in responsibility for our garbage or refuse, calls for an acceptance of beauty in the old, worn and decaying object.

Study in this area has investigated examples of aesthetics of decay in art and literature. Practice-based art research shares a perspective with writers about our sustainable future, where art and qualitative research have a common methodology with science in the reappraisal of future responsibility for waste products and an appreciation of the longevity of the pre-waste product, wanted or unwanted.

Item ID: 3085
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-48411-2
Keywords: art; art education; art criticism
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 23:44
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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