McArdle, James 2011, Luxe, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine, Vic..

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Title Luxe
Creator(s) McArdle, James
Year presented 2011
Year created 2011
Material type art original
Description of artwork 1 artwork : col.
Publisher Castlemaine State Festival
Place of publication Castlemaine, Vic.
Keyword(s) photography
binocular vision
fine art photography
motion perception
landscape photography
visual attention
visual perception
visual studies
spatial practices
Summary Fruiting bodies represents human engagement with and consciousness of a corresponding presence in our landscape. ʻFruiting Bodiesʼ is an instance of the application of this practice employed to ask the viewer to consider how strange is the phenomenon of the fruiting tree. Is it promiscuous to offer your seed openly to the elements, to any who will take it. Is this forbidden? Is it profligate to hide your progeny inside gifts so tempting in their appeal to that most primitive desire, hunger? Is this wholly mere biological expedience evolved to ensure the widest migration of your offspring? Or does it derive from some boundless cosmic generosity? These images invite you to come close to the tree, where within its arms you will find shelter from the sun at its zenith and from the autumnal rains. Fruit is the focus of Jamesʼs lens as it circles deep into the embrace of limbs and leaves.
Notes Exhibited in 'Fruiting Bodies' as part of the Castlemaine State Festival 1-10 April 2011, from 1 April to 31 May 2011. The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day multi-arts celebration that draws on the distinctive culture of the central Victorian goldfields region and its dynamic community strengths. Held in autumn every two years, the festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside national and international artists. Audiences are in excess of 50,000. The 2011 Festival theme 'Pressing Matters' was curated from submissions of printmaking and digital imaging, inclusion in the umbrella theme and its promotion in a published catalogue involved a competitive process.
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 J2 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type JO1 Original creative work - Visual art work
HERDC collection year 2011
Related work DU:30040762
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