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me as al, you as bobby, me as bobby, you as al

McKewen, Daniel (2008) me as al, you as bobby, me as bobby, you as al. [Visual Artwork]

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In ‘me as al, you as bobby, me as bobby, you as al’, appropriated footage is looped and supplemented with superimposed text, creating a scenario where Robert De Niro and Al Pacino endlessly stalk each other, with their readied-guns chased by hovering words. These titans of Hollywood screen acting represent opposing approaches to the construction of filmic identity, and as the text labels loosely adhere to one weapon and the next, the action on screen becomes an investigation of the subjective and objective potential within screen surrogate constructions of personalized identity. The work was included in the group show 'Vernacular Terrain' (curated by Lubi Thomas and Steven Danzig) for the Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing.

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ID Code: 48218
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Material: Two-channel SD video installation
Measurements or Duration: Infinite loop
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing
Publisher: Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing
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Location: From date: To date:
Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing 2008-01-15 2008-01-25
Keywords: video art, film in art, masculinity in art, subjectivity in art, appropriation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Lens-based Practice (190503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Daniel McKewen
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2012 00:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:37

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