Peace unknown

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

Installation view (Image: JPEG 419kB)
Image credit: photo: Carl Warner
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 3.0 Australia.


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)
Refereed: No
Material: wallpaper mural, custom cabinets, veneer stickers, in-wall speaker, sound
Measurements or Duration: 270 x 380 x 65 cm
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
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2012 22:38
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 22:38

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