Mary Modeen is an artist/academic whose research links creative practice with interdisciplinary academic studies in the humanities, particularly philosophy, literature, feminist and indigenous studies. Her research has several threads: perception as a cognitive and interpretive process, and place-based research, which tends to connect cultural values, history and embodied experience. As such, this work usually combines creative art practice and writing.
Her PhD supervision is also characterised by these interdisciplinary investigations, linking studio practice with academic enquiry. International research networks, three of which Modeen co-convenes, are central in conducting the critical discourse which address, challenge and strengthen these research insights. She is also the DJCAD Associate Dean (Internationalisation).
open rivers e-journal:rivers and meaning
Traditional Knowledge of the Sea in a Time of Change:
the Caiçara of Ilhabela, Brazil
in praise of multiplicity:
pluralism and contemporary photographic art practices
creative engagements with ecologies of place:geopoetics, deep mapping and slow residencies
Tradition in Contemporary Art
breaking the boundaries of “self”: representations of spatial indeterminacy
decolonising place-based arts research
revealing a process of interdisciplinary discovery