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Title

Hikaru: Fast Food Sequence


Artist

Shaun Gladwell

Australia

1972 -


About

This video embodies Gladwell's core practice: slowed recordings of urban subcultural practitioners occupying public space in unexpected ways. Young people balance their bodies with extreme skill to undertake physically complex interactions with the zones in which they are situated – metro stations, shopping malls, retail outlets.

'Hikaru: Fast Food Sequences' is an important early Gladwell from the same period as his famous 'Storm Sequence' (2000) and 'Tangara' (2003). In it a 'freestyler' bike rider tip-toes his bike into a fast food outlet and then out again, barely noticed by the consumers intent on ordering their burgers and fries. The work skilfully contrasts slickly marketed junk food with an alternate momentary intervention into the spaces designed for its sale and consumption.


Details


Other Titles

Hikaru Sequences

Hikaru Fast Food Sequence


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

2001


Materials used

single-channel digital video, 4:3, colour, silent, 05:20 min


Edition

2/4


Dimensions

dimensions variable


Signature & date

Signed Certificate of Authenticity lower c., black fibre-tipped pen "Shaun Gladwell".


Credit

Gift of Amanda Love 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

213.2011


Artist information

Shaun Gladwell

Works in the collection

11


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


David Broker, Streetworks: inside outside Yokohama, Streetworks- inside outside Yokohama', pg. 9-17, Parkville, 2005, 15, 31 (colour illus., video still).

Blair French, Shaun Gladwell: videowork, ‘Return to earth’, pg. 8-31, 2007, 16, 26, 36, 62, 51, 108 (colour illus., video still).

Stephen Hepworth (Editor), Shaun Gladwell: perpetual 360° sessions, Heerlen, 2011, 25 (colour illus., video still).

Simeon Kronenberg, Mix-ed: diverse practice and geography, 2004. not paginated

Simon Rees., Shaun Gladwell: various rolls, 'Shaun Gladwell and the art of extreme makeovers', Brisbane, Mar 2005. not paginated