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Title

Minor/ Major

2008


Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -


About

This video was recorded in part during a performance at the artists studio then finished off at the AGNSW. The first section consisted of a series of face sewing performances that created a somewhat cubist distortion and included a model of Madame Matisse's hat. The second half was shot at the Gallery immediately after the performances with the artist in uniform again in the same position as in ‘Major/ Minor' however on this occasion he was reading a text backwards in a sharp stoccato voice. The texts were taken from an RSL publication and reflected jingoistic and sometimes racist sentiments.


Details


Date

2008


Media categories

Time-based media , Video


Materials used

single channel digital video, colour, sound


Dimensions

total: 00:09:50 min, aspect ratio: 16:9


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

408.2011


Artist information

Mike Parr

Works in the collection

64