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The Secretary


Ozolins, BT, The Secretary, SASA Gallery University of South Australia & Hawke Research Institute, SASA Gallery University of South Australia, 1 (2014) [Published Creative Work]

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The Secretary is an installation and performance that responds to the impact of digital technology on the book. Constructed as a triptych, the work merges installation, performance, video, sound and dimmed lighting to create an ambient atmosphere that evokes a sense of loss for the book in codex form. A ghostlike image of a secretary, engaged in the repetitive task of recording information and wearing glasses with tree-ring lenses, is projected over a giant ellipse created from thousands of book pages that extend from wall to floor. The work addresses the future of the book by looking back to the past. It is also concerned with the surfeit of information, of being completely engulfed and consumed by information while simultaneously attempting to accumulate and prioritise that information. It reflects on the never-ending process of gathering the past into the present, of ordering and managing the constant flow of history.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Installation, Performance
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:94882
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-09-18
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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