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Flynn, Joanna 1990 , '[Documentation for M.F.A. degree]', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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M.F.A. Proposal, Joanna Flynn, March 1988.
My interest is in narratives. This has developed
over the last two or three years, from a way of constructing
pictures to a wish to focus on narrative as
the content as well as the vehicle. I intend an exploration
of the idea of personal and private narrative,
juxtaposed with public narrative, eg. as these narratives
are intended to be a unified assemblage of disparate
parts, both textual and pictorial; using personal poems,
firsthand anecdotes, my own fiction and quotes from
other personal sources, also private photographs, drawings
and jokes, and on the public side; documents,
archival material relating to legislative and judicial
decisions made by community councils in Australia and
England, used sparingly. The narratives shall then,
be both written and illustrated.
I shall employ the services of a ghost hero, a sort
of hold-all animus who becomes the itinerant master
of ceremonies or the eternal victim, the artist as a
young manimus if you like. (Why? Because every good
narrative needs a hero and I don't have the shoulders
for it). My role as an artist is evocative. At the minute
I intend my influences for these pictures to be, the
photo-print collages from the 60's and early 70's of
Robert Rauschenberg;,his pictures of America, the 'Stoned Moon'
series. Also, the powerful Mayakovsky exhibition
that toured Australia last year which showed the process
of deification (of the artist), through the use of photographs
and biographical material, and as well, the writings of Richard Brautigan, the sixties pop poet of
San Francisco. The works of these two artists were
terribly evocative of the time in which they were
manufactured but are sufficiently successful as works
of art, not to have simply become period pieces.

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Authors/Creators:Flynn, Joanna
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Art copy includes slides. Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1991. Includes bibliographical references

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