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dc.contributor.advisorDaigneault, Michel
dc.creatorFlanders, Ellen Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T14:50:50Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T14:50:50Z
dc.date.copyright2014-05-23
dc.date.issued2015-08-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/29865
dc.description.abstractWhat Isn’t There is a research project that considers the possibility of creating an image of Palestine by documenting the 418 Palestinian villages that were erased with the establishment of the State of Israel. The work has taken many forms over a twenty-year period including: photography, film, sound and installation. At the heart of this project is a set of interwoven questions: Is an image of Palestine possible and what would constitute such an image? How do we consider the image if, as I argue, the realms of politics and art are not separate? In a world saturated by mediated images, what are the interventions we can make as artists not only to make meaning, but to make meaning matter? The film installation accompanying this dissertation is a four-screen film projection situated in an outdoor urban garden. The installation immerses the viewer in fifteen distinct landscapes that were once the locations of Palestinian villages. While these sites often contain little that reveal their origins, the placement of the installation, the repetition and juxtaposition of images all point to the imaging of Palestine.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectFine arts
dc.subjectMiddle Eastern studies
dc.subjectJudaic studies
dc.titleWhat Isn't There: Imaging Palestine
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineVisual Arts
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2015-08-28T14:50:50Z
dc.subject.keywordsPhilosophy
dc.subject.keywordsPalestine
dc.subject.keywordsImages
dc.subject.keywordsImaging
dc.subject.keywordsPhotography
dc.subject.keywordsInstallation art
dc.subject.keywordsInstallation
dc.subject.keywordsMedia
dc.subject.keywordsMedia studies
dc.subject.keywordsResearch-based practice
dc.subject.keywordsIsrael
dc.subject.keywordsFilm
dc.subject.keywordsLandscape
dc.subject.keywordsSublime
dc.subject.keywordsIndex
dc.subject.keywordsIndexicality
dc.subject.keywordsMiddle east
dc.subject.keywords1948
dc.subject.keywordsPeace and conflict
dc.subject.keywordsJacques Ranciere
dc.subject.keywordsAriella Azoulay
dc.subject.keywordsBarthes
dc.subject.keywordsRight of return
dc.subject.keywordsRefugees
dc.subject.keywordsAura
dc.subject.keywordsWalter Benjamin
dc.subject.keywordsAffect
dc.subject.keywordsQueer studies
dc.subject.keywordsLGBT
dc.subject.keywordsIsrael/Palestine
dc.subject.keywordsCritical theory
dc.subject.keywordsPolitical philosophy
dc.subject.keywordsVisual studies
dc.subject.keywordsVisual culture


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