Aquabatics as New Works of Live Art
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty of Communications and Creative Industries
Associate Professor Domenico de Clario
Dr. Janien Schwarz
Dr. Adrian Heathfield
This practice-based thesis (comprising of an exegesis, exhibition, performances
and their documentation) traces a myriad of cognitive and sub cognitive
processes that converge towards a complex practice referred to as 'Aquabatics'.
In broad terms, Aquabatics describes the research nexus of occupational diving
and contemporary performance. The purpose of this body of research has been
to explore underwater performance, behaviour and boarders, in order to both
devise new works of live art and to develop new methodologies and approaches
to art-making. Aquabatics, as a performance strategy, seeks to critique, contest
and explore the liminal natures of human performance, and the role and context
of live artists, in contemporary life.
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Pell, S. (2005). Aquabatics as New Works of Live Art. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1639
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