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dc.contributor.advisorBennett, Gregory
dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Jason
dc.contributor.authorSydow, Varina
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T02:14:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T02:14:12Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10410
dc.description.abstractValley of the Cyborgs is a digital animation three channel video installation that responds to the representation of the female form presented as a passive, entrapped entity in the Mannequin Street installation from the 1938 International Surrealism Exposition in Paris. Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto offers a Feminist posthuman vision of disrupting traditional dualities of man and machine, woman and nature, body and mind as a means of transcending the limitations of the human body or prejudicial restrictions imposed by society. By reconfiguring the mannequin as the boundary crossing cyborg this project offers an alternative depiction of the female figure free to move in a virtual digital space, given agency by being animated. The mannequin is inhuman yet human, the 3D human character model is animate, yet inanimate - both are uncanny. Aspects of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon are explored through the incorporation of Adobe Fuse ‘ready-made’ 3D human models and animations. The effect of the uncanny has been deliberately heightened in the presentation of the characters and their movements as well as by incorporating the flaws in human-like representation and behaviour that current limitations of the software generate. How can the digital ready-made be customised through evidence of the artist’s hand to offer an alternate vision of female empowerment rather than subjugation?en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectCyborgen_NZ
dc.subjectPosthumanen_NZ
dc.subjectFeminismen_NZ
dc.subjectSurrealismen_NZ
dc.subjectUncannyen_NZ
dc.subjectUncanny valleyen_NZ
dc.subjectMannequinen_NZ
dc.subject3D animationen_NZ
dc.subjectDigital animationen_NZ
dc.subjectVideo installationen_NZ
dc.subjectAdobe Fuseen_NZ
dc.titleValley of the Cyborgs: A Posthuman Re-imagining of the Surrealist Representation of the Female Formen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
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dc.date.updated2017-04-03T11:17:26Z


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