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Dirty bodies and clean technologies: the absent abject body in media arts culture

dc.contributor.advisor Harley, Ross en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Munster, Anna en_US
dc.contributor.author Haig, Ian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-21T13:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-21T13:41:46Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract My research explores why the abject body is not conceptualised within the idiom of media arts culture. Why is it missing and often edited out of the framework of art and technology? While media arts often rethinks the body and its augmentation and enhancements through new technology, the abject body is often nowhere to be seen. It would appear that the abject body has been disqualified as an aesthetic from the post- humanist paradigm of art and technology. In its place appears to be the transcendence of the body through technology, rather than the base level everyday reminder of our meat bodies. I explore what cultural conditions have led to the erasure of the abject from media arts culture. In addition I look at the cultural history of abject art and the abject body’s relationship to the emerging mediasphere. My own studio work attempts to reactivate, reinsert and reconceptualise the abject body within contemporary media arts. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/53361
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher UNSW, Sydney en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.subject.other Abject en_US
dc.subject.other Media Art en_US
dc.subject.other Body en_US
dc.subject.other Visceral en_US
dc.subject.other Technology en_US
dc.title Dirty bodies and clean technologies: the absent abject body in media arts culture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dcterms.accessRights open access
dcterms.rightsHolder Haig, Ian
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.accessRights.uri https://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
unsw.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/16696
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Haig, Ian, Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Harley, Ross, Art, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Munster, Anna, Art, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of the Arts & Media *
unsw.thesis.degreetype PhD Doctorate en_US
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