Encircling the land: photographic visualisations of the experience of a landscape

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dc.contributor.author Sher, Hilton Stanley
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T09:36:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T09:36:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11560
dc.description.abstract This project documents my process of visual and hermeneutic enquiry centred on the Tswaing meteorite impact crater, north of Pretoria. In my visual investigation I attempt to apprehend the landscape through a cyclical process which involves walking within it, photographing it in 360° ‘visualisations’, editing the imagery and returning, often frustrated, to repeat both encounter and process. The cycle of reflection leads me to consider my circular process itself as a dialogical mode of interpretation and response to the primeval, circular landscape of the impact crater. Informed by Gadamer’s (1975) notion of a hermeneutic circle which extends interpretation and understanding, the reflexive process is extended and enriched through dialogue with the work of pertinent scientists, artists, poets and writers. Landscape is considered as an artefact of deep time, challenging entrenched traditions and notions while considering significant contemporary responses. The dissertation attempts to demonstrate the layered accretion of concept and meaning contained within the visual and theoretical components of the investigation en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Tswaing en_ZA
dc.subject Impact crater en_ZA
dc.subject Visualisation en_ZA
dc.subject Hermeneutics en_ZA
dc.subject Walking and art en_ZA
dc.title Encircling the land: photographic visualisations of the experience of a landscape en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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