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RECONSTRUCTING THE FRAME: Examining the Creative Process Through Wandering, Ritual and Rectification

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posted on 2021-01-15, 04:12 authored by Isaac Greener
The research for this candidature responds to the metaphorical explosion of the conceptual frame that was built around me to create my Jewish identity. Through my reading of Kabbalistic Lurianic principles, I argue that what shattered were symbolic shards of the frame which became embedded within the surrounding landscape. My art practice as such has consisted of two key aspects: To uncover these fragments, primarily through a generative methodology of wandering, and by partaking in art rituals. In doing so I seek to return these shards—evoking what Kabbalists describe as a rectification process—a remedying of nature and a reconstruction of my own Jewish identity.


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Principal supervisor

Leslie Eastman

Additional supervisor 1

Kathy Temin

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Fine Art


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture