Turtle Twilight

Stevens, Grant William (2006) Turtle Twilight. [Visual Artwork]

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“Turtle Twilight” is a two-screen video installation. Paragraphs of text adapted from a travel blog type across the left-hand screen. A computer-generated image of a tropical sunset is slowly animated on the right-hand screen. The two screens are accompanied by an atmospheric stock music track.

This work examines how we construct, represent and deploy ‘nature’ in our contemporary lives. It mixes cinematic codes with image, text and sound gleaned from online sources. By extending on Nicolas Bourriad’s understanding of ‘postproduction’ and the creative and critical strategies of ‘editing’, it questions the relationship between contemporary screen culture, nature, desire and contemplation.

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ID Code: 48251
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: two-channel digital video
Measurements or Duration: 4 min & 10 min 57 sec
Location: From date: To date:
The Block, QUT, Brisbane 2006
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2007
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah, USA 2007
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2006
National Library of China, Beijing 2011
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane 2011
Keywords: art, video, signification, language, travel
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2012 01:17
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:41

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