Real to reel reef: space, place and film at the Great Barrier Reef

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Pocock, Celmara. 2004. "Real to reel reef: space, place and film at the Great Barrier Reef." Ferrero-Regis, Tiziana and Moran, Albert (ed.) Placing the moving image. Brisbane, Australia. Griffith University. pp. 53-68
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Real to reel reef: space, place and film at the Great Barrier Reef

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2045
Book TitlePlacing the moving image
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AuthorPocock, Celmara
EditorsFerrero-Regis, Tiziana and Moran, Albert
Page Range53-68
SeriesWorking Papers in Communications
Number of Pages16
Year2004
PublisherGriffith University
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISBN1920952047
Web Address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10072/8105
Abstract

For more than 1,200 miles along the northeast coast of Australia stretches a string of islands, cays, shoals and reefs that are home to a multitude of living organisms. In spite the vast scale of the region and a complexity of geographic and biological features, it is known to us as a single entity - the Great Barrier Reef. A reconstruction of visitors' experiences of the region, however, suggests that the way in which it has been constructed and understood as a place during the twentieth century has changed considerably. In this paper I examine the role of motion film in recording visitor experiences of the Reef, and consider how such technologies affect human understanding of place and space.

KeywordsGreat Barrier Reef; representation; motion film; hyper-reality; communication; film; photography
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440107. Social and cultural anthropology
430302. Australian history
470214. Screen and media culture
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Tasmania
Journal TitlePlacing the Moving Image
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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