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Peace unknown

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

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    Description

    In this freestanding sculpture, domestic ‘in-wall’ speakers are mounted in custom-built cabinets. The speakers play a calming stock music soundtrack. The cabinets are faced with photographic mural wallpaper of a stereotypical waterfall scene. 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: 49873
    Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
    Material: wallpaper mural, custom cabinets, veneer stickers, in-wall speaker, sound
    Measurements or Duration: 270 x 380 x 65 cm
    Locations/Venues:
    Location: From date: To date:
    Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 2008
    Keywords: art, landscape, photography, nature, furniture
    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 08:38
    Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 08:38

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