Peter kennedy's the photographs' story: The dialectical image as research

John Hughes

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapterpeer-review


Creative practice as research in moving image and sound has, since the 1960s, been central to the methodologies and works of many moving image artists in Australia. Peter Kennedy’s conceptual, performance, installation and light works mobilize radical political insight with richly complex formal strategies. Kennedy’s recent The Photographs’ Story (2015), working with a set of still photographs depicting the death of Mohammad Al-Dura in Gaza in June 2000, is examined for the manner in which formal strategies in moving image installation can be understood as a series of propositions regarding creative practice as research, arguing that the ‘poetic dimension’ of a work of art is the heart of its critical knowledge and the image, the vehicle for its transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScreen Production Research
Subtitle of host publicationCreative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319628370
ISBN (Print)9783319628363
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Peter kennedy's the photographs' story: The dialectical image as research'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this