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If things were different

Stevens, Grant (2009) If things were different. [Visual Artwork]

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    In this video, a couple sits on a couch slowly breaking up. A typical shot/reverse-shot filmic structure is offset as the sound and image goes out of synch. At different times, it becomes so out of synch that they mouth each other’s words.

    This work engages with the signifying processes of romantic narratives. It emphasizes disruption and discontinuity as fundamental and generative operations in making meaning. Extending on post-structural and deconstructionist ideas, this work emphasizes the constructed nature of representations of heterosexual relationships. It draws attention to the gaps, slippages and fragments that pervade signifying acts.

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    ID Code: 48266
    Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
    Material: Digital video
    Measurements or Duration: 18 min 17 sec
    Location: From date: To date:
    Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 2009
    Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth 2010
    The Torrance Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA 2011
    Keywords: art, video, language, relationships, romance
    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 2009 Grant Stevens
    Deposited On: 27 Jan 2012 08:20
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 15:47

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