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The object of art in the Anthropocene: generative chairs and hi-vis touches

Schlunke, K ORCID: 0000-0002-9759-6829 2018 , 'The object of art in the Anthropocene: generative chairs and hi-vis touches' , Australian Humanities Review, vol. 63, no. Novemb , pp. 116-130 .

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Abstract

Art has consistently done its work of rendering the ordinary uncanny. Varieties of art have initiated and reflected reconsiderations of cultural objects and orders of time. Within the Anthropocene that uncanny making capacity also carries with it the forging of new connections between the human and more-than-human amid the performance of new spatial and temporal possibilities. This paper takes the example of Gay Hawkes’ furniture constructed from packing cases after bushfire and Joan Ross’s installations of colonial paintings refigured with hi-vis (fluorescent colour as used on high-visibility workwear etc.) and fur to think about both the materials these artists have employed to make their art and the cultural re-materialising that arises.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Schlunke, K
Keywords: art, anthropocene, Joan Ross, Gay Hawkins, object
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Humanities Review
Publisher: ANU
ISSN: 1835-8063
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Copyright 2018 Australian Humanities Review

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