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Title: Places of departure
Author: Cavusoglu, Ergin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2683 2067
Awarding Body: University of Portsmouth
Current Institution: University of Portsmouth
Date of Award: 2010
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This PhD by Publication reflects on a program of research, which is informed by a number of approaches developed and manifested in debates surrounding the theory and practice of the use of video and sound installations in a contemporary art context. The submission brings together key critically recognised accomplishments in my exhibited and published body of work, which address the broader themes of 'places of departure' and 'mobile transitions'. It consists of three parts. Each analyses a body of works, including the video and sound installations entitled Point of Departure 2006, Adrift 2006, Quintet Without Borders 2007, Tahtakale 2004, Poised in the Infinite Ocean 2004, Downward Straits 2004, and Entanglement 2003. My practice has been informed significantly by theories and themes surrounding the notions of liminality, border crossing, mobility and ideas on place, placelesness and space. The explorations of these ideas have manifested themselves in architecturally and sonically complex types of installations, each informing and contributing to knowledge from a different perspective. The contextual nature of the works and the development of technical knowledge have formed the basis of what can be described as a research based approach to new video and audio installation techniques and they have provided the basis for this submission. This becomes evident on a number of levels specifically at a time when video art installation practice has become increasingly popular, and the use of new technologies widely available and accessible for artists. For the purpose of this PhD by Publication I have chosen a particular selection of works, which demonstrate the ability of contemporary art practice to contribute in unique and innovative ways to the field of knowledge surrounding understandings of place and mobility.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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