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Stevens, Grant William (2008) Windows. [Visual Artwork]

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In this video, words emerge out of an abstract, ‘digital’, animated horizon line. The words are accompanied by a female voice-over who narrates a seductive relaxation and visualization activity. This work examines the nature of consciousness and identity in a contemporary context. It mixes the languages of meditation, new age philosophy and pop-psychology. 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: 49871
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Material: digital video
Measurements or Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
Metro Arts, Brisbane 2009
29025 Eveningside Dr, Val Verde, California, USA 2008
Keywords: art, video, meditation, 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
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2012 08:40
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 08:40

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