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6.4 ART, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
Situated in the context of globalisation in the Republic of Ireland, this ethnographically informed practice-based thesis addresses the critical relationship between visual arts practice, curatorship, the historical representation of labour, industrialised space and contemporary global labour practices. Drawing on audio and visual ethnographic material generated in my fieldsite - the Hewlett-Packard Manufacturing and Research complex in Leixlip, Ireland, together with the resulting installation and publication titled The Breathing Factory, it further investigates the dissemination of such epistemologies, the term ‘re-representation' being deployed as a reflexive gesture in acknowledgement of such critical re-contextualisations.
Curran, M. (2011) A Globalised Vulnerability: Re-Presenting the Labouring Body of Ireland's Newly Industrialised Landscape, Doctoral Thesis, Technological University Dublin. doi:10.21427/D7MS47