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Hybrid sources: depictions of garments in postcolonial textile art

Hybrid sources: depictions of garments in postcolonial textile art
Hybrid sources: depictions of garments in postcolonial textile art
In today's atmosphere of globalisation - through positive agents such as communication networks as well as negative ones such as the refugee crisis - the national and cultural identities projected by dress embrace increasingly complex influences. Postcolonial theory and its attention to material culture, hybrid identities, and the ensuing Diaspora has influenced the work of contemporary artists worldwide. Contemporary artists working with textiles use the garment shape, as a motif and sculptural form rather than a functional peice of clothing, to express the complex results of colonisation. Common to all the works discussed here is an attempt to negotiate conflicts between langauge, culture and history that the postcolonial world must reconcile. Examples are drawn from work by Sue Blanchfield, Michael Parekowhai, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Elaine Reicheck, Doris Salcedo, Yinka Shonibare and Susan Stockwell.
postcolonial, dress, hybrid, textiles, 9/11
0975210629
1-6
The Space Between Consulting Firm
Hemmings, Jessica
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Farren, Anne
Doropoulos, Moira
Worden, Suzette
Hemmings, Jessica, (2004) Hybrid sources: depictions of garments in postcolonial textile art Farren, Anne, Doropoulos, Moira and Worden, Suzette (eds.) In The Space Between Textiles Art Design Fashion. The Space Between Consulting Firm., pp. 1-6.

Hemmings, Jessica, (2004) Hybrid sources: depictions of garments in postcolonial textile art Farren, Anne, Doropoulos, Moira and Worden, Suzette (eds.) In The Space Between Textiles Art Design Fashion. The Space Between Consulting Firm., pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

In today's atmosphere of globalisation - through positive agents such as communication networks as well as negative ones such as the refugee crisis - the national and cultural identities projected by dress embrace increasingly complex influences. Postcolonial theory and its attention to material culture, hybrid identities, and the ensuing Diaspora has influenced the work of contemporary artists worldwide. Contemporary artists working with textiles use the garment shape, as a motif and sculptural form rather than a functional peice of clothing, to express the complex results of colonisation. Common to all the works discussed here is an attempt to negotiate conflicts between langauge, culture and history that the postcolonial world must reconcile. Examples are drawn from work by Sue Blanchfield, Michael Parekowhai, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Elaine Reicheck, Doris Salcedo, Yinka Shonibare and Susan Stockwell.

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Published date: 15 April 2004
Additional Information: “Hybrid Sources: Depictions of Dress in Postcolonial Fibre Art” was a juried conference presentation at the international Space Between Conference in Perth, Australia, April 2004. The paper was published in the conference proceedings and revised, expanded versions also later published internationally under “Susan Stockwell: Revisiting the Colonial Project” in the Surface Design Journal, spring, 2005 and “The Space Between” Fiberarts. Sept./Oct., 2004. Research and travel to the conference was supported by the Rhode Island School of Design Conference Travel Grant.
Venue - Dates: The Space Between, 2004-04-15 - 2004-04-17
Keywords: postcolonial, dress, hybrid, textiles, 9/11

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Local EPrints ID: 41061
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41061
ISBN: 0975210629
PURE UUID: f5b5862d-20de-4f1e-871b-56f25daee61b

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:32

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Author: Jessica Hemmings
Editor: Anne Farren
Editor: Moira Doropoulos
Editor: Suzette Worden

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