Immaterial Land: refiguring art and materialism

Martin, Brian 2015, Immaterial Land: refiguring art and materialism, in DCCA 2015 : The outstanding field: artistic research emerging from the Academy, Proceedings of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts Symposium, [The Symposium], Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-19.

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Title Immaterial Land: refiguring art and materialism
Author(s) Martin, Brian
Conference name Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. Symposium (2015 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 19-21 Mar. 2015
Title of proceedings DCCA 2015 : The outstanding field: artistic research emerging from the Academy, Proceedings of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts Symposium
Publication date 2015
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher [The Symposium]
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Material RepresentationsThrough an examination and critique of western notions of ideology, particularlythose based on Lois Althusser’s account of ideology grounded in imaginaryconditions of existence, my research aimed to propose an alternative way of thinkingabout ideology and ontology. My argument related specifically to art and culture anddemonstrated through theoretical argument and practice, how Indigenous art andculture allow us to conceive of an alternative understanding of ideology. The purposeis to attempt to overturn the amnesia condition that persists in Australia with regardsto culture. I elaborated an alternative framework of ideology based on Indigenousculture and grounded on the relationship between culture and Land and posited amaterialist ontology that resolves the opposition between “real” and the “imaginary”as they are understood within an Althussian framework. My argument is underpinnedby the crucial premise that an Indigenous ideology is grounded upon the notion of“Country” (Land) and its inextricable relation to culture.
Language eng
Field of Research 190103 Art Theory
Socio Economic Objective 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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