One night stand : only you

Garnons-Williams, Victoria (2012) One night stand : only you. [Film/Video]



This looped video work is made up from a number of still images animated in a sequence, not intended to be a smooth action, but syncopated. The gaps in real time suggest blinking, lapses in technology, warps in time and distance. The still images have been manipulated in photoshop and imported into an animation software program, showing subtle emphasis on various aspects of the features of the face and location from the screen shots.

Content: Obsession is one of the most constant expressions of love, whether it is a negative attribute, such as stalking, or the need to see or stroke the beloved, or telling and re-telling the story of first meeting.

“like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom when the jungle shadows fall like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock as it stands against the wall like the drip, drip drip of the rain drops when the summer shower’s through a voice within me keeps repeating you, you, you…

only you...” (Cole Porter, Night and Day)

My desire to immerse myself in my newly-met adult daughter as a reality is as obsessive as any new parent. The primary means of contact is video cam, which has become a kind of surveillance for me. I stare at her mouth as it moves, her ear as she moves her head, her smile, her grimaces, her high cheekbones, her eyes that are like mine, the shape of her head, her teeth that are like her father’s… hundreds of candid pictures screen shot over a year and a half were the source of the video images.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 57566
Item Type: Creative Work (Film/Video)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Catherine Gomersall
  • Hillary Green
  • Helen Yeates
  • Jay Younger
Material: video
Measurements or Duration: continuous loop
Location: From date: To date:
Through the Looking Glass 2012-04-21
Keywords: video art, surveillance art, contemporary photomedia, Skype screen shots
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Victoria Garnons-Williams
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 01:39
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 01:36

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