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Cooper, Peter 1985 , '[Documentation of work for Master of Fine Arts course]', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The work I produce during the M.F.A. course will be centred
on image making as a process of communication. Exploring visual
images as messages mediated by social conventions of expectation
and language. Examining how visual images work to redefine the
horizon of possibilities allowed the viewer by culture.
This investigation will require theoretical research on
questions of how society determines an individual's consciousness
and the capacity of a mind so formed to intervene and alter the
determining cultures world view. I define this field of research
as materialism, more specifically the cultural implications of
Historical Materialism.
I.propose to base my theoretical papers on Marxist thought
as it has been developed through 20th century Western thinkers,
using these theoretical ideas for analysis of contemporary Australian
This study will be combined with my developing thought to
produce visual images. These ideas will, once brought into being
themselves, suggest and modify the course to be followed and so
help to determine the destination of the work.
The objective would be to make images which shift the
historically generated boundaries of thought, the cultural paradigm
within which thought of the world must take place. The method
used would be to produce images that illuminate the socially
determined and exclusionary nature of the cultural paradigm. The
image sources will be popular cultural traditions such as comics,
magazines and childrens illustrations. The aim is to make a body of work that as representation/
argument/communication will have been produced through the
interaction of their art, my biases and your institution.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Cooper, Peter
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1986. Includes bibliographical references

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