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Shaun Gladwell

(Australia 1972 – )

Midnight traceur

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Year
2011
Media
Time-based art
Medium
single channel digital video, colour, silent
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
Accession number
515.2017
Copyright
© Shaun Gladwell