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Shaun Wilson Uber Memoria X


Bywaters, MC, Shaun Wilson Uber Memoria X, Adelaide College of Art, Lightsquare Gallery, Adelaide College of Art, 39 Light Square, Adelaide, S.A. , 200, pp. 9 (2019) [Other Exhibition]

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Uber Memoria X is a video play created in ten parts under the auspice of the wider 51 Paintings Suite collective of slow cinema art produced by Dr. Shaun Wilson. The Uber Memoria X series draws parallels from early silent cinema and reconfigured European Romanticist paintings through the guise of a gothic sublime. The video series investigates Wilson fascination with eighteenth and nineteenth century gothic imagery spawn from the nightmarish depictions of Fuseli, Goya, Friedrich and the literary work of Horace Walpole. While lacking in the quintessential gothic motifs of fangs, horns, blood, and pointed hats, Wilson instead takes a sentiment of gothic through the sublime which is implied through the gaze of a fixed attention by garnishing characters in worn and tarnished eighteenth century garb and subverted an understanding that, as Hitchcock lamented, implies something is about to happen or has just occured inasmuch pantomime as the awareness of a pending danger lurking outside of the video frame. As each act of the Uber Memoria X series unfolds, we subscribe to an oscillation between the reconfigured image and that of an affected cinematicness grafted through emotive values yielded in parallel but in doing so, subverts the image to reflect a memory of its former from staged reproductions of character poses played out from the original source paintings in ways that transpire a journey into the bleakness of the image and the futility of its reimagined state.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:Art, video, film, gothic
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:Bywaters, MC (Dr Malcom Bywaters)
ID Code:126218
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Cultural Collections
Deposited On:2018-05-29
Last Modified:2019-10-29

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