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Title

Nothing

2003

Artist

Kutluğ Ataman

Turkey, England

1961 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, black and white, silent
    Edition
    4/6 and 5/6
    Dimensions
    aspect ratio: 4:3
    Credit
    Gift of Brian and Gene Sherman 2021. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    51.2021
    Copyright
    © Kutlug Ataman
    Artist information
    Kutluğ Ataman

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    Kutluğ Ataman’s Nothing is a single-channel video work in which white calligraphic text set against a black background rotates around an axis. At certain points in the cycle of the animation the words briefly coalesce into recognisable images before revolving back into text. Nothing is part of a 2003 series of six video works titled Animated words in which Ataman ‘addresses the separate semiotic premises of word and image, which he shows merging, separating, and merging again. An image pregnant with meaning hides words; words become moving images, as if aspiring to visual status.’ (Daftari, Fereshteh, Islamic or not, from ‘Without boundary: Seventeen ways of looking’, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006. p.12).

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