「千里之行,始於足下。」《老子.第六四章》

The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath your feet.           (Laozi, Tao Te Ching 6:4)

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towards in-between nature-culture...
Walking Along the River... on the road... in the city..... :
a practice-based research (Pbr) on MOVing image

Rationale

Also, the PhD research continuously and positively contributes to
distinct knowledge by exploring the field of contemporary art, particular
MOVing-Image, via theoretical contribution (extensive readings & art
theory as secondary research), practical contributions (production of art
work MOVing-Image as primary research), methodology contribution
(implementation of Practice-based Research/ PbR via contextualization
of creative and theoretical elements), and extensively updates.

Dr. Andy Tam (PhD, MA, MEd, ARPS)

PhD Researcher
Dept. of Fine Art, Kingston School of Art
Contemporary Art Research Group (CARG)
Kingston University London

In the time of upheaval of information and globalization, the development of city has basically changed in its nature, organization, and function. The birth of “imperialism of taste” (Harvey, 1989) creates new ways of the very hierarchy of values and significance. Signs, data, information, imagery, styles, systems of rapid, highly conventionalized communication characterize the lifeblood of the Mega cities with the “Massive Circulation of Images” (Nail, 2019). This new value undermines to the “monotony of universal modernism’s vision of the world”, which is generally perceived as positivistic, techno-centric, and rationalistic. Modernism identifies with the belief in linear progress, absolute truths, the rational planning of ideal social orders, and the standardization of knowledge and production.

Areas of Research Interest

Moving Image, Practice-based Art Research, Video Art, New Media, Installation and Performance, Visual Culture, Curatorship and Exhibition, Architecture and Urban Development, Arts Education, Contemporary Chinese Art

Contribution to Knowledge in the field of Contemporary Art

This PhD investigates an entangled field of artworks,
literary and philosophical texts, nature writing, digital images, and
MOVing-Image on spaces of possibility and imaginary, by which Nature-
Culture been illustrated, the research argues, as cultural construction.
Then, the emergence and resurgence of the Chinese Classic SCROLL
painting to MOVing-Image (Old versus New) would be further examined
through experimenting with the in-between aspects of Nature vs
Culture, Landscape vs Cityscape and Walkscape vs Imagescape
(MOVing-image). Furthermore, Walking Along/ Walking/ Flâneur also
demonstrates an a significant artistic-interventive tactic to further
explain and explore an interceptive/ interactive/ interpretative praxis to
contextualize the title Towards In-Between Nature-Culture.

“On the Road/ In the City…” (Walkscape & Cityscape as Culture oriented) interrogates on Cosmopolitan Urbanism that are inspired from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957), and de Certeau’s Walking in the City (1984) that develop a controversial platform as critical documentation for Modernization and Urbanization in term of walkscape (Careri, 2002) and cityscape. It involves an objective-nature-rural-life to a subjective-culture-urban-experience that exemplifies to scholarly interrogation of Dualisms/ Dichotomies “Walking Along…-On…-In…” as the preposition of NatureCultures (as Human vs Non-human) or Nature/Culture on biocultural and sociocultural contexts