Shifting ground in some Australian photography

McArdle, James 2008, Shifting ground in some Australian photography, in Frameworks, artworks, place : the space of perception in the modern world, Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands ; New York, N.Y., pp.67-82.

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Title Shifting ground in some Australian photography
Alternative title Shifting figure and ground in some Australian photography
Author(s) McArdle, James
Title of book Frameworks, artworks, place : the space of perception in the modern world
Editor(s) Mehigan, Tim
Publication date 2008
Series Consciousness, literature and the arts; 11
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 13
Start page 67
End page 82
Total pages 16
Publisher Rodopi
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands ; New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) stereo perception
planar image
motion perspective
vortex of vision
Summary This is a report of a practice-as-research project. The chapter outlines McArdle's discoveries of means by which the pre-conscious processes of binocular vision and steropsis can be made visible in an effect which with one-eyed vision renders the scene 3-dimensional.

In the book's introduction editor Mehigan writes "[The] will to creation is only assayable once we estimate the role of the observer in the construction of space. McArdle's contribution, in engaging with the question of the animating presence of the observer focuses not just on what is caught in the lens of the photographer at the moment of depiction, but how the photographer's movement through space is the 'force field' that insinuates itself into the landscape and enters into a reciprocal relationship with it. The schematism of Euclidean geometry, for this reason, cannot account for the truth of the photographer's images; McArdle's metaphors are singularly non-Euclidean in their description of how objects are held together in the imaginative space of mental awareness."
ISBN 9789042023628
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 B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2008, Rodopi
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040767

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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