• Christina McPhee: A Commonplace Book

    Editor(s):
    Eileen Joy (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Environmental Humanities, Feminist Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Art (studio), Cultural theory, Environmental aesthetics, Media arts, Performance art
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6W08WG46
    Abstract:
    Christina McPhee’s ‘commonplace book’ draws from a palimpsest of handwritten notes, lists, quotations, bibliographic fragments, and sketches, from an artist whose voracious reading practice is a direct feed into her life and art — all set to a visual and textual design-as-score, as prominent writers on painting, media arts, performance, video installation and poetics engage with her ‘open-work’ practice. Christina McPhee’s images move from within a matrix of abstraction, shadowing figures and contingent effects. The tactics of living are in subterfuge, like the dazzle ships of camouflage in war. This ‘commonplace book’ develops a view of recent work in collaged paintings, drawings, photomontage and video installation, around themes of environmental transformation and ‘post-natural’ community. The book includes conversations, essays, interviews and notes by Ina Blom, Phil King, James MacDevitt, Donata Marletta, Melissa Potter, Judith Rodenbeck, Esztar Timár, and Frazer Ward.
    Notes:
    Also available at punctum books: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/christina-mcphee-a-commonplace-book/
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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