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Co-creating with, and in, a southern landscape

Cooper, Jayson (2015) Co-creating with, and in, a southern landscape. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Jayson Cooper - Part A.pdf

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[img] Audio (The Piano Player)
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[img] Audio (Hidden Within It)
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[img] Audio (In Our Eyes)
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[img] Audio (Setting Sun)
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[img] Audio (Joan)
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[img] Audio (The Flowering)
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[img] Audio (Seeds)
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Abstract

As an artist and musician, ‘place’ has always been entwined in my creative work and thinking. This arts-based autoethnography (Manovski, 2014), and music-based research (Leavy, 2015) draws deep connections between being an artist, researcher and educator in relation to the conceptual and physical local landscapes I move through. Situated in local places this research explores the dynamic overlaps (Yunkaporta, 2009) found across cultures, places, time and space. In response to this sense of place this thesis presents an intertextual artistic and scholarly celebration of this Wurundjeri landscape—this southern place—while critically gazing at myself in relation to land, people, climates, skies, waterways, and animals as I co-create with, and in ‘the south’ (Connell, 2007b). A complex polyphonic layering and re-presentation is thus expressed through the arts-based knowledge and narratives created as part of this artful inquiry. In this way a multimodal engagement with place, autoethnography and arts-based narratives is established.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous, aboriginal knowledge, ecological knowledge, ecology, sustainability, public pedagogy, education, culture, history, interconnectedness, Australian Curriculum, Hidden Within its Design, In our Eyes, Setting Sun, Joan, The Flowering, Seeds, A Relative Location, Asia, Wurundjeri people, western suburbs, Melbourne, Joan's Creek, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 02:59
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30165
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