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Title

Yokohama Untitled

2005

Artist

Shaun Gladwell

Australia

1972 -

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
    Date
    2005
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Installation
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Edition
    2/4
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:19:20 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Shaun Gladwell". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Amanda Love 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    214.2011.1
    Copyright
    © Shaun Gladwell
    Artist information
    Shaun Gladwell

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    This video embodies Gladwell's core practice: slowed recordings of urban subcultural practitioners occupying public space in unexpected ways. Young people balance their bodies with extreme skill to undertake physically complex interactions with the zones in which they are situated – metro stations, shopping malls, retail outlets.

    In 'Yokohama Untitled' four Japanese break dancers are filmed in urban public spaces – performing in turn in a metro carriage, a shopping arcade, a metro platform and a department store. As Blair French has written, "Dressed in uber-chic streetwear they lope along in languid rhythms, trailed by the camera, every so often breaking into a set of spellbinding moves that lay claim to space, asserting presence and identity within otherwise everyday, almost homogenous environments" [Blair French (ed.), 'Shaun Gladwell: videowork', Artspace, Sydney 2007, pg. 9]. It can be added that the dancers do this with extreme grace and physical prowess.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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