Really really

Stevens, Grant (2007) Really really. [Visual Artwork]

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In “Really Really”, a series of words float through animated star constellations. While apparently drifting aimlessly, the words can be rearranged in numerous ways to recount roughly the same sappy avowal of long-distance love. The many combinations of words, and their predictable associations, call attention to the thresholds of verbal expression. When some sincere words are needed most it seems as if they’ve all been said before. And so, this declaration of love is both enabled and haunted by the tension between sentiment and formula. “Really Really” continues my interests in how meaning is constructed and circulated, and in particular, how common models of communication continue to frame and yet fall short of our personal experiences.

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ID Code: 48261
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Digital video
Measurements or Duration: 3 min 27 sec
Location: From date: To date:
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 2008
Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney 2009
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth 2010
The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA 2011
Keywords: art, video, signification, romance, cliche
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: 26 Jan 2012 22:26
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 05:46

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