McArdle, James 2010, Gyration, in Emerging Landscapes Conference : Between production and representation, [University of Westminster], [London, U.K.].

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Title Gyration
Author(s) McArdle, James
Conference name Emerging Landscapes Conference. (2010 : London, U.K.)
Conference location London, UK
Conference dates 25-27 Jun 2010
Title of proceedings Emerging Landscapes Conference : Between production and representation
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2010
Publisher [University of Westminster]
Place of publication [London, U.K.]
Keyword(s) art practice as research
binocular vision
fine art photography
history of photography
landscape photography
motion perception
spatial practices
phenomenology and photography
Summary European Renaissance and Romantic landscape appeared in vistas. The conditions of the industrial revolution and, according to Patrick Maynard and Jonathon Crary, the film camera especially, led to a Modernist re-vision vividly recorded in Xavier Herbert’s contrary Modernist vision, prompted by seeing the Australian bush, its ‘... stunted trees, the mulga and the wilga and the gimlet gum, doing a kind of dance, spinning past, seeming to swing away from the train to the horizon and race ahead, to come back...the same set of trees in endless gyration’.

Space at the coincidence of ‘landscape’ and ‘human’ is being radically refigured in contemporary photomedia to deal with being; noun and verb. Practice by Australians Daniel Crooks, David Stephenson, Kristian Haggblom and Marian Drew, and my own, positions a third figure, the self, in our confounding landscape.
Drawing on the theories of phenomenology, 'ecological psychology' and psychogeography, we explore by analogy the way our articulated body, mobile head, and socketed eyes concert to search our space. Condensing space with time creates a visceral awareness of the environment; the scratching thorns as much as the soaring treetops. From a revealed connection between body and environment come signs of mind and attention.
Notes Emerging Landscapes Conference is a joint venture of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster
Language eng
Field of Research 190503 Lens-based Practice
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
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