Watch Out

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Watch Out.

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The work of art, Watch Out, depicts a wristwatch that shows a scene of bleached coral. The suggestion presented in this work is that time is ticking away and that the time available to arrest the denigration of the reef is finite. The work aims to generate a sense of urgency about the loss of coral due to bleaching.

Research Statement

Research Background Ideas associated with the eco-sublime form the research background for the digital image, Watch out. Theorists in the realm of the arts have suggested the concept of the eco-sublime to address the realization that nature may not be able to withstand the effects of human agency. The work of art, Watch Out, is situated investigates ideas associated with how people might respond to the vulnerability of nature.
Research Contribution The work of art, Watch Out, makes a contribution to new knowledge by directing attention to aspects of life that may not have been recognized. The strategy of a bleached coral seascape viewed through a lese of time suggests that human agency is implicated in coral bleaching. The work makes a research contribution is the manner in which new understandings of life, in relation to the bleaching of coral are suggested by the work.
Research Significance The significance of this research is the original manner in which it directs thinking to issues of our time. The contemporary arts are noted for the way in which artists respond to conditions of living in the present. Works of art can be culturally significant when they make a contribution to human understanding. Works of art are significant in terms of research when they extend human understanding in and through the arts. The work of art, Watch Out, aims to make such a contribution.
Item ID: 36009
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Digital Image 20cm x 25cm
Keywords: Coral bleaching, art
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This work was included in the exhibition: 'Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress' held at KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 12 May - 21 June 2014. See the Related URLs link below for the exhibition catalogue and more information.

Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 00:56
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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