The Resource Clothing the postscolonial body: : art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia, by Sylvia Kleinert

Clothing the postscolonial body: : art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia, by Sylvia Kleinert

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Clothing the postscolonial body: : art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia
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Clothing the postscolonial body:
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art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia
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by Sylvia Kleinert
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"In this paper I explore the significance of dress as an expressive and performative genre within contemporary art in south eastern Australia. My aim is to build on and expand recent studies in cross-cultural discourse to offer a broader, more inclusive framework for contemporary art practice in the south east grounded in dynamic Aboriginal cosmologies that demonstrate both continuity and innovation. Specifically I will examine two arenas of practice usually treated as separate domains: the revitalization of fibre seen in shell necklaces, baskets and possum skin cloaks ? once worn or carried on the body - and the appropriation by artists of items of colonial and contemporary dress such as blankets, trousers, knitwear and T-shirts. My research reveals how art, as a form of action, contributes to social and cultural sustainability by engaging with an Aboriginal landscape and a postcolonial world to imagine ?cultural futures.?"[Author's abstract]
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Kleinert, Sylvia
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  • House, Matilda
  • Hart, Connie Alberts
  • Greeno, Lola
  • Connelly-Northey, Lorraine
  • Koolmatrie, Yvonne
  • Darroch, Lee
  • Hamm, Treahna
  • Couzens, Vicki Louise
  • Couzens, Debra
  • Foley, Fiona
  • Gough, Julie
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Clothing the postscolonial body: : art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia, by Sylvia Kleinert
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Bibliography: pages 55-58
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Clothing the postscolonial body: : art, artefacts and action in south eastern Australia, by Sylvia Kleinert
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 55-58

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