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Ms Torika Bolatagici
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 925 17641|
|Role and profile||Torika’s photographic and video work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Aotearoa and Australia. She has published and presented at local and international conferences about contemporary visual culture, gender, identity and the Pacific.|
ACM101 Still Images (Unit Chair); ACM102 Comparative Imaging (Unit Chair);
Bachelor of Film and Digital Media - Photography major sequence. Torika is also available for Honours supervision.
- contemporary photographic practice and theory;
- gender and militarism in the Pacific;
- racial hybridity;
- hip-hop culture;
- race, gender and representation;
- contemporary art of the Pacific.
|Current research projects||
Torika's creative work and practice-led research exists at the intersection of art and politics as she tackles issues around gender, race, globalization and contemporary visual culture.
Torika is currently a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the College of Fine Arts. Her PhD research titled ‘The Personal is Geopolitical’: Constructing the Fijian Military Body is concerned with ways in which the Fijian military body has been mythologised and constructed through colonial and neo-colonial visual representations, and explores Fijian agency and the role of ‘soldier photography’ in the co-construction of these myths.
Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts) (Deakin)
Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts) - Honours (Deakin)
Master of Multimedia Design (Monash)
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Deakin)
Bolatagici, T. Representing Fijian Bodies and the Economy of War Paper to The IV Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Auckland University, 30 June - 2 July 2010, Auckland, Aotearoa-New Zealand.
Bolatagici, T. Paper to The Big Island: Promoting Contemporary Pacific Art and Craft in Australia: A Development Workshop, University of Wollongong, Australia, November 2009.
Bolatagici, T. Representing Fijian Bodies and the Economy of War, paper to Gender and Militarism in the Pacific workshop, Victoria University, Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand, October 2009.
Bolatagici, T. Clowning Around: Representing Race and Rebellion in the Classroom; Paper to Teachers, Teaching and the Movies, St Mary's College, Moraga, California, March 2009.
Bolatagici, T. Multiracial Identities: (Re)presenting the Third Space; Paper to Pacifika Ways of Knowing: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York,United States.February 2002.
Bolatagici, T. From the (n)either/(n)or of Third Space: (re)presenting hybrid identity and the embodiment of post-race; Paper to Motivation & Inspiration: Deakin University Postgraduate Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 2001.
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