The bulul and the economy of patience (Musings on sustainability through contemporary art in the Philippines)

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Title The bulul and the economy of patience (Musings on sustainability through contemporary art in the Philippines)
Author Hoffie, Patricia Elizabeth
Publication Title ACUADS 2009: Inteventions in the Public Domain
Editor Ross Woodrow
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher ACUADS and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Abstract The term 'sustainability' has come to be associated as a kind of 'must have' criterion to signal a commitment to ethically directed futures. And the notion of what might constitute 'sustainable cultural practices' has come to be linked to environmental, social and economic factors. However, this paper argues, there may be a sense in which such descriptions limit and regulate creative diversity. The argument traces the age-old links between ecology, society, economy and culture in the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines and looks at the way this framework has influenced the development of alternative forms of contemporary art practice in that country. It uses these examples to argue that creative practices in general arise from a will towards sustainment in the broadest sense, and that they should not be regulated by epithets that prescribe particular outcomes.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acuads.com.au/
Alternative URI http://www.acuads.com.au/conf2009/abstracts.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2009. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.
ISBN 978192129106
Conference name ACUADS 2009: Inteventions in the Public Domain
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date From 2009-09-30
Date To 2009-10-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30826
Date Accessioned 2010-04-28
Date Available 2010-06-22T06:53:12Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Queensland College of Art
Subject Art Theory
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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