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Eastern cultural heritage, digital remediation and global perspectives

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conference contribution
posted on 19.05.2017, 13:42 authored by Christin Bolewski
The paper describes findings from a practice-based research project exploring cross-cultural influences between the West and the East by recreating the concept of Shan-Shui-Hua – the traditional Eastern landscape painting within the new genre of “Video-Painting” as wall-mounted flat screen video installa-tion. It uses concepts of Art Appropriation, Remedia-tion and Remix to re-investigate relationships of man and nature in Eastern traditional landscape art and philosophy and transposes the content to contempo-rary global environmental issues and digital visualiza-tion technology. Using the “other” or the “unfamiliar” allows a fresh access and new interpretation of well-known territory. As such cultural heritage is seen as an opportunity to explore new artistic boundaries and styles of representation within set commodities of contemporary (digital) image creation. Translating and adapting subtle aesthetics, rich metaphor and philosophy of Eastern traditions creates a powerful, subversive tool to address pressing ecological issues differently and allows alternative ways of seeing and thinking thereby detecting Western preoccupations.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

ISEA2017 International Symposium on Electronic Art

Citation

BOLEWSKI, C., 2017. Eastern cultural heritage, digital remediation and global perspectives. Presented at ISEA2017 International Symposium on Electronic Art, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales / Colombia, June 11-18th, pp. 289-296.

Publisher

ISEA International

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

22/04/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

9789587591613

Language

en

Location

Universidad de Caldas, Manizales / Colombia