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Courtship: A photographic investigation of romantic engagement

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Marcus
dc.contributor.advisor Barnett, Cassandra
dc.contributor.advisor Shannon, Marie
dc.contributor.author Cook, Lydia Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T20:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T20:01:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2004
dc.description.abstract The research title of my project is: Courtship: A photographic investigation of romantic engagement. The research question is concerned with the evolution of romantic courtship with reference to the influence of fairytale conventions. The project aims to produce a photographic series and exegesis, which explore the constructs embodied in traditional fairytales in the context of social and aesthetic behaviours in courtship. The project started with an investigation of both academic references and contemporary artists. My Initial experimentation created works that communicated ideas surrounding themes such as fairytales, romance and gender confusion. I became interested in finding connections between academic and creative concepts such as the aesthetics of gender identity and the psychology of courtship and fairytales. By engaging in a creative process and exploring references that influenced the works, I was able to question and explore these themes through performing roles of both genders within the creation of characters. This exegesis essentially tracks my creative process, research and the questions and challenges I have faced along the way. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Courtship en_NZ
dc.subject Gender confusion en_NZ
dc.subject Photography en_NZ
dc.subject Fairy tales en_NZ
dc.title Courtship: A photographic investigation of romantic engagement en_NZ
dc.type Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Design en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 190503 Lens-based Practice en_NZ
unitec.pages 74 en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliation Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ


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