Swimming but drowning

Haynes, Rachael Anne (2006) Swimming but drowning. [Visual Artwork]

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This single-channel digital video work documents a performative event, the disintegrative process as a drawing-object is progressively submerged within water. This work forms part of a series of video works examining ephemerality within art and the iconoclastic impulse. This is informed by Gustav Metzger’s conceptualisation of auto-destructive art (1959) as that which contains within itself an agent, which automatically leads to its destruction. Here, the ontological moment of the work corresponds to its demise, investigating a symbiotic relationship between creation and destruction. It addresses the phenomenology and epistemology of destruction in art when presented by the artist, as both a process and an ethical position. The work was included in the group show 'The Construct', curated by Kris Carlon for Artworkers' Residency and Exhibition Project 2006 at the State Library of Queensland.

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ID Code: 48313
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Funders: Artworkers Alliance, State Library Queensland
Material: Single channel digital video
Measurements or Duration: 3 minutes
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
State Library Queensland 2006-04-24 2006-07-23
Keywords: ephemerality , iconoclasm , video art, process in art
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Rachael Haynes
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2012 04:10
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:37

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