Stevens, Grant W. (2010) Outcrop. [Visual Artwork]

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In this wall-mounted sculpture, speakers are mounted into a timber-veneered cabinet. The speakers play a dark, searching soundtrack. Also mounted on the cabinet is a photographic image of a rocky gully in the American desert. 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: 50208
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Lambda print, custom cabinet, timber veneer, speaker components
Measurements or Duration: 54 x 160 x 40 cm, sound 42:46 mins
Location: From date: To date:
Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 2010-08-10 2010-09-11
Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore 2011-07-23 2011-09-03
Keywords: art, landscape, photography, nature, speakers
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 2010 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 10 May 2012 22:36
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 04:18

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