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Ellipsis


by Smith Stewart
Ellipsis
by Smith Stewart
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Documents the range of Smith/Stewart's work and includes two original essays analysing their achievement. Since 1993, Smith/Stewart have produced a series of collaborative works consisting mostly of video projections and monitor-based pieces that involve their bod Since 1993, Smith/Stewart have produced a series of collaborative works consisting mostly of video projections and monitor-based pieces that involve their bodies, or presences, in a series of sensorially heightened communicative actions. In works such as Dead Red and Breathing Space, the artists' own bodies have become material for artistic practice and are subjected to a whole array of formal, visual and acoustic experimentations that mine the experience of communication. However, that experience remains carefully impersonal in their work. The actions and interactions are staged, yet real; the body is often reduced in its framing to a fragment - a torso, a head or the area of the mouth. Gender is frequently unclear and thus cannot be attributed beyond very broad lines such as youthfulness and skin colour. Though fragmented and isolated, the body is intensely present and resolutely engaged in the primordial and impossible activity of communication - its pulses, pleasures and transgressions. This book documents the range of Smith/Stewart's work and includes two original essays analysing their

ISBN 13
9781841660745
Publisher
Ellipsis
Date Published
2002
Binding
Paperback
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