Perception and gesture

Hamilton, D 2010, Perception and gesture, Masters by Research, Art, RMIT University.

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

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Title Perception and gesture
Author(s) Hamilton, D
Year 2010
Abstract Perception and Gesture

“This project will be undertaken through practical research involving the production of a series of drawings on paper. In contrast to the static pictorial space expressed within naturalistic styles of pictorial realism, I will explore ways to express my response to a sense of perceptual indeterminacy – creating a pictorial space that suggests transition, flux and change.
My approach will be to critically re-examine some of the fundamental principles and formal elements that have informed the western tradition of representational drawing and to select and configure these to permit reference to this aspect of my experience.
The rationale that motivates this project is the belief that the critical re-examination of the conventions that inform a tradition is integral to a traditions development and continuing relevance.
Through the presentation of a body of drawings on paper I hope to add to the continuing dialogue concerning the position of figurative representation in drawing in contemporary visual culture.“

The research addressed the following questions:

How may subjective aspects of perceptual experience – of perceptual instability and ambiguity – be alluded to through drawing?

How is an experience of observation and visual analysis made manifest through drawing?

How may the pictorial conventions of naturalistic representational drawing be configured to permit reference to an experience of space and time?
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Art
Keyword(s) drawing
visual analysis
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