The switch

Stevens, Grant William (2006) The switch. [Visual Artwork]


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In this video, text types across the screen one line at a time set to an emotive stock music soundtrack. The text combines two teen film plot descriptions into one story.

This work engages with the language of Hollywood narratives. By emphasizing the potentially abstract and convoluted qualities of linguistic communication, it challenges our capacity to assimilate information into conventional narratives. It draws specific attention to the conventions of Hollywood plot development, and questions the mechanisms by which they construct and communicate meaning.

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ID Code: 49869
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: digital video
Measurements or Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Location: From date: To date:
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane 2006
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, USA 2007
Keywords: art, video, film, language, narrative
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
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2012 22:48
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 22:48

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