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Broken Dance (Beatboxed)

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Broken Dance (Beatboxed), 2012 Production Still, Two-channel Synchronised Video © Image courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery
Broken Dance (Beatboxed)

The Domain
NSW 2000 Sydney
Australia
August 23rd, 2012 - October 21st, 2012
Opening: August 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
EMAIL:  
artmail@ag.nsw.gov.au
PHONE:  
+612 9225 1700
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10-5
TAGS:  
video-art

DESCRIPTION

Celebrated contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell is renowned for his mesmerising studies of the body in motion, set against the backdrop of specific sites that range from gritty urban environments to remote vast landscapes.

Gladwell’s practice encompasses a number of mediums, including painting and photography, but he is best known for his video installations depicting improvised and choreographed performances. Often these draw on the extreme movements associated with subcultures such as skateboarding and BMX riding, manipulated to distort the effects of speed and gravity.

In his new work for the AGNSW Contemporary Projects series, Broken Dance (Beatboxed), one video depicts dancers performing a mixture of urban styles, while another features the vocal percussions of a beatboxer. In synchronisation these videos connect two performances occurring in different times and locations.

In addition, the exhibition includes a number of paintings that take the video camera as their subject.