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Durational Painting: gifting, grafting, hosting, collaborating

Wilson, Sarah Kate (2017) Durational Painting: gifting, grafting, hosting, collaborating. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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Abstract

This thesis takes as its focus contemporary painting, and develops an understanding of painting as a time-based medium. My research project addresses the array of strategies artists employ to produce durational paintings, a term I have coined as a means of referring to paintings that destabilise the traditional idea of painting as a static object, hung on a wall. The medium of painting embraces other mediums, such as performance and installation, to yield durational paintings. These paintings engage people in their production: vitally, they are participatory and are produced through collaboration. Furthermore, these paintings employ materials imbued with particular properties, such as longevity or, conversely, ephemerality. In time-based media collections and in existing histories of participatory and relational practices painting is absent: these omissions are redressed by the present study. Now that painting is time-based, it is ‘live’.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Durational Painting, gifting, grafting, hosting, collaborating, performance, participation, collaboration, ephemerality, time-based media, live, Contemporary Art, Curation, painting, instructions, hands, rainbows, fingernails, Zumba.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Dr SK Wilson
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 13:19
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 13:21
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/18875

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