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silent protests


Newitt, J, silent protests, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Ed 3 plus AP (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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silent protests is a collection of small conflicts between subjective and objective states of mind. The unremarkable is recorded and in its attempt to reconcile internal experience, and external circumstance, unexpected interactions emerge. What appears as a series of intimate moments, are the fragmented results of a voyeuristic attempt to access the everyday reality of strangers. Failed beginnings and misplaced assumptions, form a lattice of unpredicted and revealing moments of both subject and location. silent protests represent a departure from a familiar way of working. Whether by choice, circumstance or personal limitation I found myself in a situation where engagement was sought but never fully realised. The works that have emerged through this experience are both detached and self-critical. Rather than exploring the nature of social encounter, the videos and text in this exhibition weave together multiple observations and actions to create an interrelated narrative in which communication becomes fractured and lost in translation.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
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:Newitt, J (Dr James Newitt)
ID Code:71254
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-07-12
Last Modified:2018-01-24

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