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Title

The unword performance (11 female sexual organs)

1996


Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -


About

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


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

102.2001.a-l


Artist information

Mike Parr

Works in the collection

89


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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