About memory in fashion: a study of the work of Clive Rundle

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dc.contributor.author De Greef, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T12:56:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T12:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11756
dc.description M.A. University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Humanities (Arts), 2012 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this research project I propose to investigate the notion of memory and its trace in the work of fashion designer Clive Rundle (b. 1959). This positioning of the work in the context of memory offers an approach to the reading of the fashion processes and products; one of various research options that could be used to analyse the creative approach, the fashioned objects and the complex displays of Clive Rundle’s fashion within the broader creative and social context of a post-­‐Apartheid South Africa. The inquiry for this research is concerned with the palimpsest, as witness to the past in the form of traces, memories and histories. The evidence or renegotiation of the past in the present in fashion, which I will reference in this research is what Walter Benjamin identified as the ‘tigersprung’, and which is surfacing in the construction of new contemporary fashion narratives of a number of contemporary South African fashion designers, who together with other visual artists are currently exploring notions of memory and history as catalysts for remembrance, social commentary and healing. By exploring the role of memory and its trace in Clive Rundle’s work, I hope to investigate the layers in the palimpsest that informs the work. In this research I aim to explore how Rundle’s work could offer an opportunity to investigate whether notions of loss and mourning can be expressed through fashion, how the past resurfaces in fashion, andthis can help locate a current understanding of transformation in a post-­‐modern South Africa. whether en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title About memory in fashion: a study of the work of Clive Rundle en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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