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dc.contributor.authorUlutupu, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-12T02:19:27Z
dc.date.available2017-06-12T02:19:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/11200
dc.description.abstractPostcolonialism is not a subject I have chosen to explore, rather, it is a reality that I have been born into. As a Samoan New Zealander I find myself automatically designated the position of ‘other’, and my image perpetually projected through the lens of the dominant culture. This exegesis seeks to explore various points of view (including my own) as a way of challenging those projections. My approach is autobiographical, examining Edouard Glissant’s ‘multiples’ as they exist within me, and locating a video art space for those different voices to materialise. Into The Arms Of My Coloniser: Re-­‐imagining Myself and The Other is a study into disestablishing the binary that defines myself as in opposition to the dominant culture. Through video and performance I occupy the space described by Alison Jenkins and Kuni Jones as the “indigene-­‐coloniser hyphen” (2008), a space that allows for cultural distinctions but also acknowledges the interwoven nature of the relationship between indigenous cultures and their colonisers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectDecolonization in arten_US
dc.subjectVideo arten_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.titleInto the arms of my coloniser : re-imagining myself and the other : an exegesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFine Artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts (MFA)en_US


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