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Fielder, Errol (1995) Master of Fine Art submission. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

I will not deny the quandary I find myself in when attempting
to speculate on the nature of objects and their description. If I had a
camera that could create images out of memory I would use it instead
of drawing. Drawing can be clumsy and laboured or clinically correct
and dispassionate or some how removed from the issues and concerns
that are central to my way of making art. However, I will proceed as
though the technology for this kind of photography does not exist.
It is possibly the description of objects, that is, objects as
physical matter, that confounds me most of all. My current practice is
to describe objects by drawing and painting them in a variety of ways.
Through drawing I hope to demonstrate my concerns with the general
workings of memory and recall together with the specifics of some
objects and events that have become permanently fixed in my mind,
and regularly stimulate recollections of repressed experience (or what I
perceive to be specifically repressed experiences). Drawing deals with the psychic mechanisms of the locus, the
arbitrariness in choosing elements and their arrangements, in a cohesive way that always remains affective. Decisions concerning the composition of object images follow
the rules of parataxis. That is, an arrangement of images and
ropositions that allow the interconnections between images to be
upplied by the mind of the viewer. The images themselves seem to
have an equivalent status, they may appear as habitual. The images
have no preordained function, they arrive at their place "out of the
blue". These images extracted from my imagination deal with memory,
recall, recognition and their opposites, forgetting, repression and
incomprehension. I am not just correcting personal prejudices
connected to objects. By repeating images and text I hope to evoke
moods and sensations by creating an illusion of the passage of time, by
images occurring and recurring within the work. The art work does not
realise its true status by my simply reconstructing images from my past.
But its status is improved by my engagement with the physical
sensations and outward displays of temperament changes that
memory produces at the time of making the art work.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
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Copyright 1995 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Slides in back pocket. "January 1995"

Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 00:01
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