Intersections and Counterpoints

Proceedings of the Impact 7 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference

Edited by: Luke Morgan

This book provides a unique international overview of contemporary approaches to the printed image. It includes essays on traditional printmaking, photography, graphic design, architecture, drawing, film and digital media, animation, and artists' books. Intersections and Counterpoints focuses on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of print media internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Print media is explored as a heterogeneous, diverse, and all pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm. Based on proceedings of an international multi-disciplinary printmaking conference, Intersections and Counterpoints addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. The conference brings indigenous, migrant, and regional voices to the fore, with a focus on cultural diversity, creative collaboration, and communication in digital networks. It provides a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. The key themes presented are: print media and political agency, activism, appropriation, and sub-culture * print and the influence of digital technologies and new media * the history and theory of the print, print media, and printmaking * trace, document, and index * medium and materiality * craft, making, mastery, and process * sustainability, reconstitution, and recycling * globalization, national identities, and the post-colonial perspective * print media and indigeneity * the distribution of print media: economies and sites of practice * print media in the domestic and everyday * the print as memorial, memory, and trauma * print media as a means to engage archives and the archival * print media and the artist's book * the print and narrative * print, film, and animation * the print, text, semiotics, and language * paper architecture: the unbuilt in print media. (Series: Monash Art and Design)

556 pages

Publication Date: 1/28/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781921867569