The way

Stevens, Grant William (2007) The way. [Visual Artwork]

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    In this wall-mounted sculpture, a car stereo is mounted into a photographic image of a redwood forest. It plays a sparse and evocative guitar soundtrack. The supporting cabinet is finished with timber veneer to resemble a retro home stereo or piece of designer furniture.

    This work examines how we construct, represent and deploy notions of nature in our contemporary lives. It mixes the languages of furniture design, landscape photography and sculpture. Drawing on Zygmunt Bauman’s theoretical work on “liquid modernity”, this work questions how and where we find space for contemplation and reflection in a contemporary context increasingly defined by temporary social bonds and consumer choices.

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    ID Code: 49868
    Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
    Material: lambda print, custom cabinet, car stereo, sound
    Measurements or Duration: 75 x 197 x 39 cm
    Location: From date: To date:
    Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 2007
    MOP, Sydney 2012
    Keywords: art, landscape, photography, nature, car
    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: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Grant Stevens
    Deposited On: 26 Apr 2012 08:44
    Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 08:44

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