Then I let you

Stevens, Grant William (2005) Then I let you. [Visual Artwork]


In this video, a male voice recites a teenage love poem. Words flash on screen in time with the spoken words. Sometimes the two sets of words match, and sometimes they differ.

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. By actively disrupting the sincerity of a teenage love poem, it questions the sites and mechanisms of comprehension, poetry and signification.

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ID Code: 49863
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Digital video
Measurements or Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Location: From date: To date:
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane 2005
Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 2005
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane 2006
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, USA 2007
Keywords: art, video, language, poetry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified (190599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2012 22:17
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 22:17

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