Intimate Engagements: Art, Heritage and Experience at the 'Place-Ballet'

Schofield, John (2007) Intimate Engagements: Art, Heritage and Experience at the 'Place-Ballet'. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 1, (5), 105-114.


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This essay will examine the cross-overs that can increasingly be seen between archaeological research and practice, and contemporary art: artistic installation and intervention becomes archaeological, if anything other than the most literal and conservative of definitions is used; archaeological practice is performance, and like much art, the process matters more than the result - the journey more than the destination; and finally art can be used to interpret historic places and events, in some cases more effectively than conventional heritage facilities, and archaeological evidence. Here I will use a range of examples to examine how artists are archaeologists, and vice versa.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1833-1866 (print)
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Keywords: contemporary art, contemporary archaeology, heritage, conflict
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 46081
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:21

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