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Moira

Citation

Ozolins, BT, Moira, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), MONA, Berriedale, Tasmania (2013) [Published Creative Work]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2013 Brigita Ozolins

Official URL: http://brigitaozolins.com/work/book-and-word/moira...

Abstract

Moira is a large red and gold music box that explores the concept of destiny through a unique combination of visual art strategies and conceptual references. The key inspiration was the ancient Greek myth of Pandora who, against strict instructions, opened a beautiful box and released all the ills of the world. The work also alludes to classical Greek architecture through the use of decorative Doric columns on the box and table design, and it makes reference to music boxes and the Chinese symbols of good fortune red and gold. These elements are merged with furniture design, video and sound to create an object of mystery and beauty that also evokes anxiety and claustrophobia. While Pandora let everything escape from the box she opened, inside this bejeweled red and gold box a masked woman slowly and deliberately gathers together thousands of pages that fly towards her from all directions. The internal world of the jewel box thus manifests the impossible desire to reverse the course of history and to control destiny.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Sculpture, Performance, Video art
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Ozolins, BT (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
ID Code:87014
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Creative Arts
Deposited On:2013-11-05
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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