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Hunted (the cannibalism of colonial collectorexia) - variety of artworks including 150 handmade dolls, 2 films, images, drawings and bronze and glass sculptures.

Seitz, Dallas (2007) Hunted (the cannibalism of colonial collectorexia) - variety of artworks including 150 handmade dolls, 2 films, images, drawings and bronze and glass sculptures. [Art/Design Item] [Creative Arts and Design > Fine Art]
 
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Creators:Seitz, Dallas
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The research field is creative practice, specifically site specific installation. The exhibition was a solo exhibition.This invited exhibition took the theme of the Wunderkammers or cabinets of curiosities as its staring point. The exhibition occupied all four floors of the gallery space placed particular focus on the phenomena of collecting. Research for the creation and sourcing of objects for the exhibition not only examined the way narratives get built around museum collections and contribute to their perceived meaning and significance but also that those narratives can be sanitised to conceal for example, colonialism, or can be made to dramatise the dark nature of some forms of collecting such as trophies taken from hunting. The researcher has strong connections with collecting insofar as his grandmother has the largest collection of dolls in Canada and his father and neighbours are regular fur-trappers. The exhibits draw from these experiences which when they are familiar from childhood become normalised but to others appear extraordinary. The exhibition combined artefacts brought over from Canada for installation. They were classified by the researcher according to a large range of standard museum typologies including cultural origin, production techniques and date. There were also 2 films made by the researcher, The Protector and Skin which focus on the fur trade. On the 3rd floor, which has a central viewing atrium, a cabinet of curiosities was created viewable from the floor below. The exhibition was supported by Arts Council England and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Type of Research:Art/Design Item
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RAE2008 UoA63
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Communication
Date:26 October 2007
ID Code:1402
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:04 Dec 2009 00:03
Last Modified:16 Apr 2014 12:08
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