Deborah Kelly's gods, monsters and probable histories

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dc.contributor.author Vanni Accarigi, I
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:55Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, 2008, pp. 26 - 31
dc.identifier.issn 0727-1239
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12324
dc.description.abstract Background-This essay was commissioned by Artlink, one of the leading magazines on contemporary arts. It was part of a special issue exploring the work of eight innovators in Australian art. The issue was launched at the Singapore Biennale in 2008, to coincide with the Biennales opening featuring Deborah Kelly's ephemeral installation Beware of the God. I followed this project from its beginning as cinematographer for her Beware of the God Project Documentation, exhibited at Barry Keldoulis Gallery Knicker Knot, 11 April 5 May 2007. Contribution I wrote this 2200 words essay based on a series of conversations and exchanges with Deborah Kelly. The essay takes the form of a fictocritical tale, using storytelling to introduce three themes: the growing influence of religion in contemporary society; vignettes of sexualised monstrous femininity; fictocritical histories of `forgotten events in the Australian past. Significance This essay constitutes a new, innovative and thorough critical appraisal of Deborah Kellys work. It is based on five years of research and collaboration with the artist, in the area of arts and design as tools of political intervention (see also 2005 `Conversation with Deborah Kelly, Klartext! The Status of the Political in Contemporary Art and Culture, January 14-16, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien and Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin). It shares its theoretical premises and aims with my ARC Discovery project, Contact Zones: activism, art and media in Italy, 1994-2006 in the production of new understandings of the use of communicative practices in activism in the age of knowledge economy.
dc.publisher Artlink Australia
dc.title Deborah Kelly's gods, monsters and probable histories
dc.parent Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide, Australia
dc.publocation Adelaide, Australia
dc.publocation Adelaide, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 26 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 31 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.for 200204 Cultural Theory
dc.for 2001 Communication and Media Studies
dc.personcode 021234
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom No en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies


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