Between you and me

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2011) Between you and me. [Show/Exhibition] In: Reconstructing the animal, 18th March — 15th April 2011, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark
Abstract:

The artworks in between you and me by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson centre on representations and the intrinsic value of things and call into question the myriad bases upon which we construct such representations.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson have for some time in their work been examining specific relationships between human and non-human animals — in nanoq: flat out and bluesome the polar bear, in Big Mouth the Tasmanian Tiger, in (a)fly urban pets etc.
between you and me specifically draws on a contemporary set of relationships between humans and seals, with its particular focus on the coastal areas of Iceland where interaction of one sort or another has been customary for many centuries.
Because most representations are constructed to perform some agenda of our own — in the case of animals, to entertain, to inform, to provide food, to remember, to stand for all others of its species, to symbolize human behavioural characteristics etc — in this process, the animal itself is occluded — eclipsed by its avatar or likeness, which is always a simplification and therefore must accordingly signify a loss.

Official URL: http://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004...
Date: 2011
Event Location: Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Subject Headings: 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS > 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION > 001 Knowledge
500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS > 570 LIFE SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ECOLOGY) > 570 Life sciences
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
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Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:42
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1297

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