Drawn subject: meaning and the moving drawing

Williamson, N 2007, Drawn subject: meaning and the moving drawing, Masters by Research, Art, RMIT University.

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Title Drawn subject: meaning and the moving drawing
Author(s) Williamson, N
Year 2007
Abstract Using the vehicle of hand drawn animation, this is an ongoing reflection of instances that repeat themselves to a point beyond the humorous and back.

The Myth of Sisyphus

'The Gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back on its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there was no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labour.'

Albert Camus- The Myth of Sisyphus

By observing and illustrating assiduous daily gestures and events our absurd hero is revealed: this protagonist, be it object or human consciously and often unconsciously lives within a relentless finite experience. As the same moment is duplicated, the "dreadful punishment" is uncovered as is a seemingly universal need to attach meaning to this experience, defying our punishment leading only to the discovery that this defiance renders us ridiculous. We recognise the metaphysical honour in enduring this absurdity. And not without humour.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Art
Keyword(s) Sisyphus
Fine art
Traditional animation
Contemporary art
Contemporary drawing
Australian drawing
Contemporary animation
Moving drawing
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