Exodus: coral bleaching and heat stress [exhibition catalogue]

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Exodus: coral bleaching and heat stress [exhibition catalogue]. KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The catalogue for the exhibition 'Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress' describes the context for the works of art presented in the exhibition. Theories relating to the sublime and to beauty are discussed in relation to the aims of the works of art and to the context of coral bleaching.

Research Statement

Research Background The works of art in the exhibition "Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress" call attention to habitat degradation due to climate change. Cyclones and bleaching events have resulted in the loss of fifty percent of the coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef over the past three decades. The capacity for art to secure belief through reflective understanding is fundamental to the works of art in the exhibition. In the catalogue, ideas of beauty and the sublime are discussed in relation to the moral predicament of anthropogenic climate change.
Research Contribution The catalogue for the exhibition “Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress” makes a contribution to research by detailing how the works of art may provide a vehicle for reflection regarding habitat destruction that lies beyond the bounds of our former experience and our loss of innocence in contributing to this grave end. The catalogue details the aesthetic considerations in the works of art “Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress” and describes hoe beauty has been used as a means of directing attention to the drama of the loss of coral on the reef.
Research Significance The research significance of the catalogue for “Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress” results from the explanation of the theories underpinning the works of art. Characteristics of beauty and the sublime are discussed. The subversive application of beauty in the works of art, calling our attention to what we have lost is described, therefore adding to the body of knowledge regarding contemporary art practice.
Item ID: 33806
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Textual Work)
Media of Output: Printed exhibition catalogue
Event Details: Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress
KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD, Australia
12 May- 21 June 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9924023-6-5
Keywords: art, coral bleaching, beauty, sublime, loss of relationships with other living entities
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This work is part of a portfolio of creative works, see https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/52551/. Works exhibited may be accessed from the Related URLs links below.

Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 00:47
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