McKewen, Daniel (2008) Explosive Revelations. [Visual Artwork]
‘Explosive Revelations’ employs the device of the Hollywood-style explosion to expose the constructed and futile nature of the moving image. Pointless, impotent explosions bloom and fade, punctuating a non-existent narrative – they promise the spectacle of violence but destroy nothing and disappear without a trace. The video itself is sourced from a stock footage supplier that provides users with a selection of explosions that can be inserted into movies by masking out the background. However, the footage is not used as intended, leaving them instead as merely explosions erupting on top of a black background, fizzling out into non-existence. The work was included in the 2008 'Light in Winter' program at Federation Square, Melbourne, directed by Robyn Archer.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Material:||HD digital video projection|
|Measurements or Duration:||Infinite loop|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Published Source:||Federation Square, Melbourne|
|Publisher:||Federation Square, Melbourne|
|Keywords:||video art, film in art, explosions in art, subjectivity in art, screen cultures|
|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 10:31|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:37|
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