Like two ships
Stevens, Grant (2005) Like two ships. [Visual Artwork]
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In this video, the words animated on screen are sometimes the same and sometimes different from those spoken by a male voice. Both narratives, written and spoken, are constructed entirely from clichés and mixed metaphors.
This work examines processes of signification. It emphasizes disruption and disconnection as fundamental and generative operations in making meaning. Extending on post-structural and deconstructionist ideas, this work questions the relationship between written and spoken words. It upsets the assumed efficacy of metaphors and clichés to question the sites and mechanisms of signification.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Measurements or Duration:||2 min 53 sec|
|Keywords:||art, video, signification, metaphor, 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 2005 Grant Stevens|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2012 22:23|
|Last Modified:||01 Jul 2015 05:35|
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