Drumming

Davies, Tim (2002) Drumming. [Video]

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Abstract

Drumming is a DVD work sometimes accompanied by other media depending on the context in which it is exhibited. The work is presented on continuous loop on two screens and comprises a series of vignettes of a figure playing a snare-drum against a nondescript dark background. The repetitive beating of the drum is intentionally hypnotic, disruptive and insistent. The dialogue between the two screens is in constant evolution. The work was first conceived in 2002 after an invitation to make an intervention at the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff. Davies utilised two 15 inch monitors on specially made plinths which were replicas of the plinth upon which Goscombe John’s 'Drummer Boy' bronze statue was displayed. The plinths were otherwise empty. The work developed as a response to global international hostilities and build up to war and subsequent conflict, exploring how an artist can make an interesting intervention in a museum setting, relating the work to the local collection but also to the international zeitgeist.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: Citation: DAVIES, T. 2002. Drumming. Video. National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff..
Uncontrolled Keywords: drumming, war, video art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Art and Design > School of Film and Digital Media
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 15:41
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 10:14
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/90

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