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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

HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 09:50 min


Dimensions


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

89