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An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr An image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr

Mike Parr

(Australia 1945 – )

Title
The unword performance (11 female sexual organs)
Year
1996
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
12 gelatin silver photographs
Edition
unique
Dimensions

12 photographs: each 97.0 x 97.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
102.2001.a-l
Location
Not on display
Further information

Photographed by Peter Moody.

"'The female sexual organs' of the title are words that are cut into the body of the bride. The 12 photographs depict stages of this process, as words like 'God', 'Father', 'Eye', 'Arm' etc. are cut with a scalpel and the 'Bride' enacts a sequence of poses to facilitate the processes of symbolic division". Mike Parr

Bibliography (1)

David Bromfield, Body, 'Posing the Question: Rodin's 'Iris' and the Modern Body', pg. 140-50, Sydney, 1997, 148 (illus.), 149. cat.no. 119

Exhibition history (1)

Body, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Sep 1997–16 Nov 1997