Distance is video installation exploring the intersection of roles between the Hollywood Entertainment Industry and the impulses of its fans as they engage with and consume popular culture.
Daniel McKwewn's got a lot goin' on. He's a founding member and co-director of Boxcopy, a Brisbane-based, artist-run-initiative that is working to provide exhibition opportunities and support for emerging artists, writers and curators and he is also a local video artist featuring in many solo and group exhibitions across town.
His latest production is a fashion, pop culture video installation exploring the intersection of roles between the Hollywood Entertainment Industry and the impulses of its fans as they engage with and consume popular culture. Yep, he's dropped all his eggs in the right basket with this one.
The installation titled Distance, presents the tension between fan behaviour and critical artistic practice by processing celebrity images from high-end fashion magazines to create a painterly shifting landscape. By questioning societies obsessions with beauty, Daniel McKewen draws upon many queries relating to our vein, personal attributes. They say beauty is only skin deep, right?
Maybe she's born with it? Maybe it's the obsessions created by fashion magazines? How has really Hollywood impacted on us as a generation? What ever the question, Daniel McKewen's got the answer in his funky, modern video installation, Distance.
Published on May 11, 2012 by Sarah Hazlehurst