Don Driver Magician: an eco-critical perspective

Judge, Paul (2014) Don Driver Magician: an eco-critical perspective. Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions: 5th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference, Canberra, Australia, 19-21 June, 2014. (Unpublished)

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Don Driver (1930-2011) is considered to be one of New Zealand’s foremost assemblage artists. In this paper we intend to explore some of the threads connecting his works, focusing on reading his assemblage sculptures and installations within the context of ecology and animal studies. From this perspective it is clear that Driver was engaging with the conditions of industrial capitalism on a number of levels, exploring the contemporary psyche, our relationship to the natural environment and the rituals of our anthropocentric culture.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Additional Information:This paper was developed from my research into the art of Don Driver when making a documentary film on the artist entitled Don Driver: Magician
Keywords that describe the item:Don Driver, New Zealand art, sculpture, assemblage, environmental art, eco-art, animal studies
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:3665
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Deposited On:06 Jan 2015 19:57
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