Elfriede Dreyer

Elfriede Dreyer
University of South Africa | unisa · Department of Art and Music

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Contemporary Art, Utopian Studies, Place And Utopia, Dystopia, Techno-Utopia, Curatorial Practice, African Studies

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The trope of boat figures centrally in Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's travelling public artwork, Rubber duck (2007–2016); in the media images of migrant refugees arriving at European destinations by boat since 2015; and in British artist Paul McCarthy's Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools (2010). Functioning as a hybrid vessel containing conceptions of gl...
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In William Kentridge?s The refusal of time (2012), comment on time as both a scientific and a human entity is produced. A complex mix of the visual and nominal vocabularies of early ?rudimentary? technological invention, scientific experimentation and contemporary digital language characterises the artwork. Conceptually, the structural, technologic...
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In this article, the concept of liminality is examined as it relates to the photographic process. It is examined how, at the time of exposure, light enters the darkened space of the camera through the aperture, and is then inverted and transformed to create an image on the light-sensitive medium inside the camera, using either film or digital senso...
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This study investigates the multiple occurrence of violent sacrificial imagery associated with animalistic and hunted bodies in the work of selected South African female artists as an articulation of the society in which the art was created. The theoretical framework of corporeal feminism is applied with reference to the postulations of George Bata...
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This article explored the conception, historical context and theoretical underpinnings of Leora Farber’s 2010 artwork entitled The Futility of Writing 24-Page Letters, which forms an extension of the work on her exhibition entitled Dis-Location/Re-Location. The Futility of Writing 24-Page Letters falls within Dis-Location/Re-Location’s thematics, b...
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Many artists from rural areas in the global south are driven by the functionality of the art object and of naturalism in communicating the urgency of redressing sociopolitical conditions. This article does not advocate a return to the totalising idea of an ‘undifferentiated’ Africa as found in Outsiderist views on Africa, which still reflect stereo...
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Flânerie as an activity of strolling and looking carried out by the flâneur is a persistent motif in literature, sociology and art concerned with urban and specifically metropolitan culture. During the 19th century the flâneur was conceptualised as exclusively male, since women were not able to walk around the city with the same freedom as men. Wom...
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In this article Patricia Piccinini's We are Family of 2003 is considered in terms of the concept of the genetic homunculus, which can be understood as the product of artifice. The genetically engineered human being is investigated within the context of alchemic and post-human discourse, with specific reference to the ideas of Donna Haraway and Jean...
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The paper engages with the politics inherent in the exhibition of artworks in post-apartheid South Africa, an environment tainted by socio-political conflict, xenophobia and survival strategies. Art exhibition in South Africa is complex due to several factors: Ongoing sociopolitical turmoil, lingering political stigma around certain cities, raging...
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In this article, representations of ‘real’ are investigated in selected technological contexts.¹ It is maintained that, at present, the prevalent technological sophistication in art-making processes creates diffused boundaries between notions of the real and the non-real due to the naturalism inherent in digital art-making processes in which photog...
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Wordprocessed copy. Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Africa, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 118-130)

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