Indifferent attitude : the readymade, the tableau, and the photographic medium : a [i.e. an] exegesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
This thesis considers the notion of the ‘pictorial’. This sits in opposition to conceptual art’s more deliberate, rationalised, and theoretical working methods. My aim is to explore a balance through the combination of both ‘pictorial’ and ‘conceptual’ strategies.
The studio submission Indifferent Attitude uses subtle shifts in production techniques to present a fractured suite of photographic works. In so doing, it plays with the convention of photographic practice and resists any requirement to provide a clear sense of limits.