K Girl Vacant: Ethnic Identity Manufactured
McIntyre, Peter Gordon
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K GIRL VACANT is an exploration of the nature of culture, identity, and ethnicity. The project sets out to create a virtual ethnic entity and to develop a set of visual associations operating as signs of a proto-ethnic identity, implemented through painting and digital media. This ethnic invention will be projected out into the world as art media, and will suggest its own substantial, authentic ethnicity. The project will investigate aspects of making this proto-ethnicity and the potential of manifesting an ethnic identity as a media-generated abstraction. This exegesis will discuss aspects of approach and method, in particular issues and strategies around constructing a notional entity through identification of a set of collective codes and conventions. The interrelationship between components of the artwork generated within the project: painting, animation, sound and site [including the virtual world these characters inhabit] will also be discussed.