Liminal space - an investigation of material and immaterial boundaries and their space in between : a thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art and Design (MA&D), 2010 / Andrea Eimke ; supervisors: Dale Fitchett, Dieneke Jansen.

This visual arts project investigates notions of liminality and hybridity regarding the ambiguity of the interstitial position of the migrant. An examination of the migrant's perspective and perception of cultural identity and the sense of home and belonging also underpins these studies. The pr...

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Main Author: Eimke, Andrea (Author)
Corporate Author: AUT University. School of Art and Design
Format: Ethesis
Language:English
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Summary:This visual arts project investigates notions of liminality and hybridity regarding the ambiguity of the interstitial position of the migrant. An examination of the migrant's perspective and perception of cultural identity and the sense of home and belonging also underpins these studies. The project examines how the space between two cultures is experienced, and explores ways in which this might be visually expressed through the construction of fibre and textile art works. The researcher's personal experience, as a German national now resident in the Cook Islands, provides the basis for reflections on cultural liminality and the ambivalence of feelings towards inclusion and exclusion. Material elements from European and Polynesian cultures such as cloth, fibres, and thread, and non-material elements like concepts and rituals are investigated for their potential to transcend the boundaries of their original culture to reveal the liminal space as source of energy and change. The 80% practice based work is accompanied by a 20% written exegesis.
Author supplied keywords: Liminality; Boundary; Space; Cultural identity; Home and belonging; Difference.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Also held in print (49 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm) (T 701.8 EIM) in off-campus storage, box 212.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
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