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Then Daddy Takes His Place in an Australian Landscape

posted on 2020-05-18, 06:08 authored by ERIN GAYLE CROUCH
This writing accompanies a 62 minute, single channel, digital film work also titled Then Daddy Takes His Place in an Australian Landscape. The research considers themes of loss and disorientation in the above film and the film practice of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Formally, the following writing interweaves critical engagements with Akerman’s films including No Home Movie (2015), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels(1975), Là Bas (2006), with personal stories and reflective writings, pre-production character treatments, editing notes, and interview transcripts. Selected writings by Jacques Derrida, Sarah Ahmed, Catherine Malabou and Maggie Nelson are also referenced to consider fragilities, multiplicities and displacements and narrative exchanges within the research.


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Fiona MacDonald

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Jan Bryant

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Fine Art


Master of Fine Art

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Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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