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Unity II


Ozolins, BT, Unity II, Sydney Contemporary and Bett Gallery, Carriage Works, Redfern, Sydney (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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Unity II is a series of 8 works exploring the relationship between text and binary code. While many contemporary art works concerned with the impact of the digital incorporate strategies associated with electronic media and are often computer based, Unity II has been created by successfully combining methods associated with hand-making, such as inlaying and marquetry, with commercial production. Eight wooden panels are embedded with stainless steel numbers and letters that reference the father of binary code, Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) and statements by the French author Margeurite Duras' (1914-1996). The series juxtaposes organic and inorganic materials, numbers and letters, and maths and literature to question the links between language, codes, nature and culture, and invite reflection on the gradual embedding of the digital into the organic world.

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Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Contemporary Art, Binary Code, Gottfried Leibniz
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Ozolins, BT (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
ID Code:124549
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-02-25
Last Modified:2019-05-09

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