In On Literature (2006) Umberto Eco discusses ‘totemic objects’ and symbols, and how archetypal imagery can ‘tell us what we have to believe in’. Stansbie’s filmic narratives contain descriptions of significant emblems and environments, and when such fictional objects are created in material form they can become an elaborate frame with which to view the original film.
Totemic objects uses Stansbie’s Spitfire Beach (2010) film to create objects stemming from its narrative, and the films presence within the exhibition sets up a potential dialogue between the screen and space.
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre > Digital Media: Materiality and Performativity in Creative Practices
|Date:||10 November 2010|
|Funders:||Space supported by Arts Council England|
|Event Title:||Totemic Objects|
|Event Location:||Axis Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe|
|Event Dates:||15th November - 26th November 2010|
|Deposited By:||Lisa Stansbie|
|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2010 09:08|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 09:23|