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Title

Midnight traceur

2011


Artist

Shaun Gladwell

Australia

1972 -


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


Details


Date

2011


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

single channel digital video, colour, silent


Edition

AP1, edition of 3+2 AP


Dimensions

duration: 00:25:00 min, aspect ratio: 16:9


Signature & date

Signed 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


Artist information

Shaun Gladwell

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history