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The Secretary

Citation

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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Copyright 2014 South Australian School of Art

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Abstract

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: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:94882
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2014-09-18
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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