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The solar familiar: Fact and fiction in photography and visual anthropology

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Show simple record Williams, Marcus Jowsey, Susan 2012-03-07T21:31:13Z 2012-03-07T21:31:13Z 2007
dc.identifier.issn 1833-1866
dc.description.abstract ‘Solar Familiar’ takes the form of a ‘documentary’ project, which investigates the psychological, and physical difficulties of a family displaced from Earth who find themselves inhabitants in the unfamiliar; a family on the extremes of an increasingly displaced population; both historically and culturally. This is a family alienated from the memorized ... rootless, they flounder to resurrect cultural experience, however, without cultural boundaries to define their world the gulf that separates them from their own personal histories and their shared history, has created in them an incomprehension they struggle relentlessly to overcome as if one sense has failed and the other four cannot attune to the loss. The artistic process is collaborative; parents and children from an actual family produce documentation and recreation of an imagined experience, constituting an ethnographic inventory, which in turn forms the basis of a documentary film. The interweaving of the documentary idiom, associated with objectivity and veracity, with fantasy and the conceived space of art raises questions about the mediated nature of the cultural construct; family. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Common Ground Publishing en_NZ
dc.rights All rights reserved. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the applicable copyright legislation, no part of this work may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publisher. For permissions and other inquiries, please contact en_NZ
dc.subject Cross disciplinary art en_NZ
dc.subject Family en_NZ
dc.subject Collaboration en_NZ
dc.subject Visual anthropology en_NZ
dc.subject Staged photography en_NZ
dc.title The solar familiar: Fact and fiction in photography and visual anthropology en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Authors en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 190101 Art Criticism en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Williams, M., & Jowsey, S. (2007). The solar familiar: Fact and fiction in photography and visual anthropology. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2(1), 205-214. en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 205 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 214 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 2 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title International Journal of the Arts in Society en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 49600

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