Weaving pixels

Bolatagici, Torika 2012, Weaving pixels, Queensland Art Gallery; 7th Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Qld..

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Title Weaving pixels
Creator(s) Bolatagici, TorikaORCID iD for Bolatagici, Torika orcid.org/0000-0002-6099-8752
Year presented 2012
Year created 2012
Material type other
Description of artwork 1 digital video on LCD monitor; 12:00 mins; colour
Publisher Queensland Art Gallery; 7th Asia Pacific Triennial
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) digital video
social media
Summary Bolatagici has a strong interest in the symbolic aspects of traditional Fijian mat weaving and its ceremonial importance for various stages of the life cycle. This work draws from online archives of Fijian military and private security workers posted in social media. The faces are pixelated to obscure identities, and in this process they become a visual reference to woven patterns. On the other side of the screen we see a woman's hands weaving a portrait of a soldier together, as she tries to make someone or something visible again. Yet the image of the face is never completed.; it remains unresolved and the identity unknown.
Notes Exhibited at the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial for the '20-Year Archive Project'. 8 December 2012 — 14 April 2013 : Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Language eng
Field of Research 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049824

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Created: Mon, 10 Dec 2012, 13:29:07 EST by Torika Bolatagici

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