In the Beyond

Stevens, Grant William (2008) In the Beyond. [Visual Artwork]

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installation view at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Image credit: photo: Carl Warner
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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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ID Code: 48255
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: digital video
Measurements or Duration: 7 min 33 sec
Location: From date: To date:
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 2008
National Art School Gallery, Sydney 2009
Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing 2011
Sichuan Fine Art Academy, Chongqing 2011
The Block, Brisbane 2011
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 02:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:48

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