In the Beyond
Stevens, Grant William (2008) In the Beyond. [Visual Artwork]
In this video, phrases sourced from social networking websites are reformatted into a slowly rotating mandala form. As the text changes colour, an abstract, atmospheric soundtrack develops.
“In the Beyond” examines how we construct and communicate notions of identity. It mixes language gleaned from social networks, and fuses them with a mandala form. Drawing on Zygmunt Bauman’s theoretical work on “liquid modernity”, this work questions how and where we find space for contemplation and reflection in a contemporary context increasingly defined by temporary social bonds and consumer choices.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Measurements or Duration:||7 min 33 sec|
|Keywords:||art, video, language, signification, identity|
|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:||Past > Disciplines > Art & Design|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Grant Stevens|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2012 12:07|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 15:48|
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