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Title

Midnight traceur

2011

Artist

Shaun Gladwell

Australia

1972 –

Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
Alternate image of Midnight traceur by Shaun Gladwell
  • Details

    Date
    2011
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour, silent
    Edition
    AP1 of 3 + 2 APs
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:25:00 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
    Signature & date

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

    Credit
    Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    515.2017
    Copyright
    © Shaun Gladwell

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    Shaun Gladwell

    Works in the collection

    19

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  • About

    Shaun Gladwell is best known for his portrayal of the body engaged in extreme activities within the urban landscape. He is interested in the inventive ways in which public spaces can be repurposed by people through their presence and movement. In 'Midnight traceur’ 2011, Gladwell films a practitioner of parkour or 'traceur' skillfully traversing the Sydney CBD at night.

    Gladwell states: I'm really interested in people performing in urban spaces, at night, in the raw … that comes from my experiences as a kid. I enjoy watching athletes push the barriers, particularly outside the competition format when they have to think for themselves. I don't distinguish [sport] from art. To me, that is the same objective as contemporary art [1].

    1. Shaun Gladwell quoted in Steve Meacham, 'Catching a creative wave' in SMH, 8 Oct 2011

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

Other works by Shaun Gladwell

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