Stevens, Grant William (2014) Haven. [Visual Artwork]

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Image credit: Haven, 2014, digital video still, courtesy the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 3.0 Australia.

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In Haven, a female voice guides a meditation while an abstract animated form progressively morphs from geometric to irregular on screen. As the video develops, the tone shifts from relaxation to seduction and, eventually, to hints of mild contempt. Through its subtle shifts in tone and form, the work plays with the relationships between self-help, self-absorption and self-pity. Its verbal and visual references gently suggest a disjunction between internalised thoughts and external realities. In doing so, it also alludes to the ways that desire and doubt can inform quests for inner peace.

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10 since deposited on 03 Sep 2014
2 in the past twelve months

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ID Code: 75884
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: digital video
Measurements or Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Location: From date: To date:
Starkwhite, Auckland 2014-07-07 2014-08-02
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Keywords: art, meditation, self-help, relaxation, seduction
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 2014 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 00:12
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 01:30

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