Residing Nomadism : ..a narrative of Nomadic definition : an exegesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

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Investigation the ability to define the Nomad. Exploring the vast range of the terms identity and behaviour traits with a focusing understanding towards a contemporary, and forecasted scope. Establishing the symbiotic relationship between Nomad and environment. Wielding these perspectives within the artist's current practice field of public wall painting to challenge the boundary of static and mobile within geography and site specific. Further exploring the potential of unlimited mobility through field research and responding with by expanding on the discovered denial, and arrival at the dominance of limited mobility. Taking the concept of the wall, a previous destination of artwork and re analysing its position as a potential direct act and dominant symbol of the border and disunification, aligning it as being the opposer to Nomadism. Analysing this postulated placement through the suspected symmetry of the relationship between Nomadism versus Sedentarization, and contemporary civilisations control versus its responding forms of resistance. Reapplying this versus to the primary importance of Nomadism, its relationship to the environment, and the unbalance of global desertification and degradation of the environment caused by sedentarized culture. Forecasting a ending to the ability for the species survival if current trends continue. Therefore composing two approaches with intent to harness the effective abilities of Nomadistic traits, embracing their benefits through the activist and further artist identities to resist and act on local and global environmental problems.
Milarky, Dside, Criticism and interpretation, Nomads in art, Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art