Thoughts make the world
Stevens, Grant William (2014) Thoughts make the world. [Visual Artwork]
Thoughts Make the World is a synchronised two-channel video with sound. On the right-hand screen, a young man and woman exchange timeworn philosophical phrases and existential questions. On the left-hand screen, a guitarist plays a soundtrack that slowly builds over time. As the actors’ quest for meaning struggles toward an unresolved end, the guitarist launches into a climactic, liberating solo, eclipsing their somewhat-labored attempts to understand existence. By contrasting these verbal and non-verbal signifiers of self-reflection and self-expression, Thoughts Make the World questions how and where to grapple with enduring existential problems in a context dominated by the pre-packaged formats of popular culture and ironic modes of individualised response.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Material:||synchronised two-channel digital video|
|Measurements or Duration:||6 min 21 sec|
|Keywords:||art, existential, philosophy, guitar, self-expression|
|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 00:50|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2014 01:24|
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