Doctor of Creative Arts
School of Creative Arts
Brassil, Rita Joan, The poetic vision, Doctor of Creative Arts thesis, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 1991. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/1930
The purpose of this documentation is to record intentions and methods of practice for four works madeduring 1988-90 at Wollongong University and exhibited in a retrospective at the Fourth Australian Sculpture Triennial Melbourne 1990. However, these works need to be seen in the context of installations made over the past two decades. The chronology begins with works commenced during studies at the Power Institute of Fine Arts, 1969-71, and culminating in works made during three years as a post-graduate at the University of Wollongong, 1988-90. I have adopted a structure based on Trilogies.
The method of documentation is presented in four forms. 1. Written document "Survey of twenty years of installation" 2. Photographic record of D.C.A. works. 3. Poetry and poetic texts as radio scripts 4. Broadcast sound tape from A.B.C. National "Listening Room" "Landscape in four dimensions".
In addition I have incorporated excerpts from articles, reviews and catalogue essays written over the years which explicate the work.
I have done this because they serve both interpretative frameworks and contemplations on the completed works.
Though they may offer other views of the work, they are frequently the result also of interviews or discussion, between author and artist, and as such they record my intentions and attitudes towards the processes and works.
These are affixed as part of the appendix.