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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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Measurements or Duration:||4 min 9 sec|
|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|
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Grant Stevens|
|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2012 08:17|
|Last Modified:||26 Apr 2012 08:17|
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