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[Documentation for Master of Fine Arts course]

Gall-Bucher, Ruth 1984 , '[Documentation for Master of Fine Arts course]', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The work of '83-'84 will be a continuation of previous
concerns. The environment in which the work is made will provide the
intense questioning needed to locate myself within the discourses of
'art'. It is my intention to communicate my perception of reality.
The work-s are deliberations on the self and social behaviours.
The contrast experienced between the flux and the moulds of our
existence shall afford material for deliberation. The content of the
works are a selection of dilemmas and preoccupations which reflect my
situation - my psychological history, physiological and social
circumstance. These are reflected in work currently in process.
My sense of displacement and incongruity with the immediate
situation of the course evoked a sense of isolation and anguish which
were worked through by the use of poem. It is to be a statement of the
self in relation to the frameworks of an immediate social situation,
exposing the alienation and separateness of each individual.
Feminist theories will be used as a reference point through
which to develop my understanding of the induction of the female into
society, and the gender constructions which surround 'woman'. The work
'Housebound' was to symbolize the housewife as a mad woman.
The works listed below are not represented in the final
presentation. In order to account for the development of current work
the initial work is provided. The proposal was a starting point which
loosely projected the directions I developed. The cohesive and
formative concerns of my work over the two year period were identity,
femininity and reality. Initially the work incorporated themes of the
alienation of self from society in the sociological sense and used the
roles of women to speak of women's condition. Late in 1983 I turned
towards an investigation of my own experiences of adolescence,
Anorexia nervosa and autobiography. The questions moved from 'Who am I?' and 'Who is woman ?' to 'How did I come into being?'

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Gall-Bucher, Ruth
Copyright Holders: The Author
Additional Information:

Art copy includes exhibition catalogues. Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1985. Includes bibliographical references

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