All dolled up and no place to go : this thesis is submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Art & Design / Gabriella Trussardi ; supervisors: Frances Joseph, Welby Ings.

This body of work is the result of practice based research, culminating in a collection of five garments featuring pictorial prints, created through digital sublimation printing¹. The accompanying exegesis examines the place of my work within the contextual framework of related knowledge. The exeges...

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Main Author: Trussardi, Gabriella (Author)
Corporate Author: Auckland University of Technology. School of Art and Design
Format: Ethesis
Language:English
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Summary:This body of work is the result of practice based research, culminating in a collection of five garments featuring pictorial prints, created through digital sublimation printing¹. The accompanying exegesis examines the place of my work within the contextual framework of related knowledge. The exegesis explores two main contextual notions. Firstly, the position of dolls' clothing play as a hegemonic tool in the process of learning to construct identity through self-presentation. This reflects on the practice of enculturing in girls the ability not just to do, but to observe oneself whilst doing. Secondly, the role of garments and fabric as liminal² markers at the transitional space between interior and exterior, domestic and public, self and not-self. My analysis is centered on the creation of original pieces of clothing. The garments are questioned by the issues explored in this exegesis. The research makes an original contribution to the body of knowledge by the nature of the creative work, and its analysis involving contemporary theoretical debate on the nature of fashion. ¹ Sublimation printing is a method of chemically bonding ink to a polyester or acrylic surface such as fabric, using extremely high heat and pressure. In this research project I am bonding images of photographs to polyester and acrylic fabrics. ² In this exegesis I use the word liminal to describe an occupying of an ambiguous space, on the threshold between one thing and another.
Author supplied keywords: Dolls; Buttons; Fashion; Sublimation; Cultural identity.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Also held in print (86 leaves, colour illustrations, 30 cm) (T 746.920993 TRU) in off-campus storage, box 205.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
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