3 results for Austin, L

  • As it is Now [Director: Lesley Kaiser. Animation: Logan Austin] in Animacall Animation Project 2011, The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece).

    Kaiser, L; Austin, L (2011-08-19)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    This animation of daily photos (by Lesley Kaiser) of a blossom tree over a period of one year tracks the changing seasons in the microcosm of a Ponsonby garden and responds to the fact that a work of art can be seen as a biological encounter. This work looks at digital aesthetics in nature within the wider context of cognitive science, evocriticism, poetry, and from an art practitioner’s perspective. Created in an era of climate change, the work is set against a background of a dying native cabbage tree, and nostalgically captures for the future the delight that springtime may bring, as well the sadness inherent in things (the Japanese concept of mono no aware). Technical aspects of animation: Logan Austin

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  • SkiNZ "Patience": personal narratives of identity within gay leather culture

    Austin, L


    Auckland University of Technology

    Image dominant cultural coding plays an important role in how we perceive culture. This exists in many areas including, but not limited to advertising, education, news, and popular art, etc. I would argue that the majority of artworks about gay leather culture have focused solely on the “in scene/erotic” aspects of the culture, over the “out of scene” lives of the people participating. The result of which is an almost singular viewpoint. The SkiNZ project responds to this issue with a desire to expand knowledge and discourse of this minority sub culture. My question therefore is “how can I create images that expand our knowledge in the area of gay leather culture and create new discourse." SkiNZ: "Patience" is my latest response. It provides a visual fusion of the everyday lives of gay New Zealand leathermen, in and out of character. The resulting image portrays the duality of their lives, and in doing so creates a new visual coding that expands our understanding by painting visual traces of truth gathered from personal photoshoots and interviews.

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  • As it is Now [Director: Lesley Kaiser. Animation and Editing : Logan Austin]

    Kaiser, L; Austin, L (2011-08-19)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    This animation of daily photos (by Lesley Kaiser) of a blossom tree over a period of one year tracks the changing seasons in the microcosm of a Ponsonby garden, and responds to the fact that we are biological beings (and that any encounter with a work of art is a biological encounter). This work looks at digital aesthetics in nature within the wider context of cognitive science, evocriticism, poetry, and from an art practitioner’s perspective. Created in an era of climate change, the work is set against a background of a dying native cabbage tree, and nostalgically captures for the future the delight that springtime may bring, as well the sadness inherent in things (the Japanese concept of mono no aware). Technical aspects of animation: Logan Austin

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