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dc.contributor.authorBest, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-06T00:57:17Z
dc.date.available2019-03-06T00:57:17Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1443-4318en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14434318.2012.11432636en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173280
dc.description.abstractThe work of contemporary Irish artist Gerard Byrne exemplifies the principle that underpins the theory of knowledge called perspectivism: that is, the idea that the perspectives of different individuals and groups contribute to what can be known about something. Byrne's model of ethical communication depicts the social world as comprising such fundamentally different perspectives. His work achieves a concatenation of viewpoints through a unique updating of one of the most wellknown modernist theatrical techniques, Bertolt Brecht's Verfremdungseffekt, the alienation effect or' A-effect'. While Byrne's use of Brechtian techniques is frequently noted, his highly innovative approach to using them is not explored. His originality lies in his revival of the complexity of Brecht's A-effect, revealing what I call Brecht's additive approach: the addition of distancing techniques alongside modes of engagement, identification, and bringing close. I will explore a selection of Byrne's video installations that demonstrate this additive approach, namely, New Sexual Lifestyles (2003), 1984 and Beyond (2005-7), and An Exercise with Questions and Answers (2008)en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Art Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom225en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto241en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Arten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190199en_US
dc.subject.keywordsPerspectivismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGerard Byrneen_US
dc.subject.keywordsVerfremdungseffekten_US
dc.titleAgainst Identification: Gerard Byrne's Brechtian Tendenciesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorBest, Susan M.


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