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It will be tonight

Stevens, Grant William (2009) It will be tonight. [Visual Artwork]

Description

In this wall-mounted sculpture, speakers are mounted into a shelf-like object finished with timber veneer. The speakers play a corny groove stock music soundtrack. On top of the shelf sits a digital photographic image approximating a fireplace floating against a colour-gradient background.

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, digital graphics 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: 49874
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Material: lambda print, custom cabinets, speakers, sound
Measurements or Duration: 80 x 178.5 x 40 cm
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 2009
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 2009 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 08:37

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