The Digital Dreamtime: A Shining Light in the Culture War.

Fraser, Jenny (2012) The Digital Dreamtime: A Shining Light in the Culture War. Te Kaharoa, 5. pp. 105-114. ISSN 1178-6035

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The realm of the arts is often viewed as the stronghold in the last line of defence against the enduring colonisation process of the minority Aboriginal populace. It is one of few avenues in Australian society where Aboriginal people can have a voice and fortunately this is partly driven by the influence of the outside international artworld. In more recent years the digital production areas have further enabled the space and recognition for self-determined, culturally specific and diverse sources of creativity, exchange and community building. This is all despite a culture war where mainstream institutions such as the galleries sector, the associated funding bodies, academia and the media are all being utilised and strengthened as non-military mechanisms of imperialism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dreamtime, culture, Indigenous, art
Field of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Research Collaboration Area: Education
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 04:27

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