Coombs, Courtney & Franzmann, Caitlin Lifesaver. [Visual Artwork]

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Image credit: Courtney Coombs and Caitlin Franzmann, Lifesaver, 2014
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Lifesaver is an installed object as well as a performance aid. A re-contextualised life jacket has been adapted to include soothing sounds of a beach landscape. The work aims to provide a reprieve from the stresses of everyday life to the wearer and their surrounds. It explores the relationship between the outside world and the gallery, the performer and the viewer and the role of art in contemporary society. This work was included in the group exhibitions 'Conversation Pieces' at Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2014) and 'Extended Conversation Pieces' curated by Boxcopy as part of the Melbourne Art Fair (2014).

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ID Code: 82824
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Mixed Media
Measurements or Duration: Dimension Variable
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space
Publisher: Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space
Location: From date: To date:
Brisbane 2014-03-08 2014-03-29
Melbourne 2014-10-13 2014-10-17
Keywords: Contemporary Art, Performance, Action, Critique, Sound
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Courtney Coombs and Caitlin Franzmann
Copyright Statement: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Australia
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2015 01:38
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 01:38

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