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Shaun Gladwell

Mortis ex Machina

By Gina Fairley

Once anointed an urban renegade, Australia's quiet art star
takes to the outback to explore his own mortality

Shaun Gladwell. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

In August 2007, an eight-minute video work titled Storm Sequence (2000), which slows the movements of a skateboarder twisting and flipping on a gray winter beach to half-speed, sold for AUD 84,000 (USD 76,000) at Sotheby's in Melbourne, setting a new benchmark for video art in Australia. The artist was Shaun Gladwell, also included in the curated…

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