Tropicality and creative practice: temperature, temperament and temporality

Pryor, Sally (2013) Tropicality and creative practice: temperature, temperament and temporality. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 12 (2). pp. 107-118.

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An exploration of materiality, corporeality and the creative tropics. The paper investigates factors affecting creative practice in the tropics, referring to the experience of the author and selected local artists and teasing out the impact on the creative mind, body and output. Major themes are the impact of: heat and humidity; tropical light and colour; and the impermanence of material culture. The scientific foundations of these aspects are outlined and a range of experiences, implications and adaptive strategies are discussed. These factors are seen to be more generally applicable and the concept of the Tyranny of the Temperate is identified. Paper illustrated with stills from the author’s work, Tropicality 1.2

Item ID: 31435
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: tropics; creative practice
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This special edition of etropic contains the extended and refereed verisons of papers first presented at the Third Biennial Tropics of the Imagination Conference, 4-5 July 2013, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Smithfield, QLD, Australia.

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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 05:14
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 20%
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