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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Possible worlds : a reading of three artworks from the exhibition

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
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Abstract

The basic concern of this article is to offer an interpretation of artworks by a selected group of artists who contributed to the "Creative creatures" project. The original creatures created by the artist, Ian Marley, based on narration by his son, Joshua, seem at first glance to suggest an underlying theme of fantasy. However, certain interpretative artworks by artists such as those by Diane Victor, Flip Hattingh and Angus Taylor seem to display a shift from the originally perceived element of fantasy. The art-works rather each represents their own fictional worlds, far removed from the original composite creatures created by Marley who each seems to function in its own fictional world. The superimposition of the incongruous worlds suggests a measure of tension that hinges on progressive notions of archaeology, history and possible worlds.


Die basiese oogmerk van hierdie artikel is om 'n interpretasie te bied van kunswerke deur 'n geselekteerde groep deelnemers aan die "Kreatiewe kreature"-uitstalling. Die oorspronklike kreature wat deur die kunstenaar Ian Marley ontwikkel is, na aanleiding van stories deur sy seun Joshua vertel, weerspieël op die oog af 'n onderliggende tema van fantasie. Sekere interpretasies deur kunstenaars soos Diane Victor, Flip Hattingh en Angus Taylor kom egter voor asof dit ver verwyderd is van die oorspronklike element van fantasie. Dit wil lyk asof elke kunswerk sy eie fiktiewe wêreld verteenwoordig, ver verwyderd van die oorspronklike kreature deur Marley, wat oënskynlik op hulle beurt in hulle eie wêrelde funksioneer. Die oormekaarplasing van misplaaste wêrelde bring 'n gevoel van spanning na vore, wat gekoppel kan word aan progressiewe opvattings rakende argeologie, geskiedenis en moontlike wêrelde.

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