Contemplating the future

Lord, Anne M. (2003) Contemplating the future.

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Abstract

This work takes its title from the fact that many people look to philosophy and spiritual ways of being to find appropriate means to deal with the current ecological state and to address the future.

Research Statement

Research Background Site-specific installations can be used to address contemporary issues and have been used by many contemporary visual artists. This work follows years of the researcher's investigation to address environmental issues and the ephemeral nature of regions, such as the tidal area. How humans use the fragile natural environment and look after natural sites is the basis for the inquiry.
Research Contribution My work 'Contemplating the Future' refers to the Buddha image. It was made from welded plastic and floated on the sea as a reference to many other activities carried out on the shoreline.
Research Significance Artists bring attention to issues through images and texts developed along a theme. The visual work is the focus of years of study and refining of images. In this case the icon has to be sacrificed as it is taken away at the end of the nine-day event called Strand Ephemera. This follows the Buddhist tenets of letting things go and is a model for the way we could look after places with less attachment to things.
Item ID: 4924
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Site installation, clear plastic
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The site installation work titled 'Contemplating the Future' was exhibited on site for Strand Ephemera in September 2003. The art work was a group of Buddha figures made from clear plastic and placed on the tidal area of The Strand in Townville.

Funders: Townsville City Council
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 01:30
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified @ 50%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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