(Sierra Leone, Australia 1965 – )
120.0 x 240.0 cm frame
Patricia Piccinini works with photography, sculpture, installation and video in order to present layered ideas about the body and it's environment. '1:00.613-5' depicts the 'The Speeder'- a fictional athlete played by Australian Olympian cyclist Shane Kelly- in full flight, the helmet turning his head into that which is neither human, nor machine nor insect but something built for speed. The smooth gleaming racing costume enhances the effect of slipperiness through, in this case, the air. The race track blurs into the back ground as 'The Speeder' has left the ground through his speediness and leapt into another space/time continuum.
Peter Hennessey., Sheen, 'Sheen', Sydney, 1997, n.pag.. reference to the installation 'Sheen' 1998
Peter Hennessey, Sacred and profane, 'Sheen', pg. 18-25, Adelaide, 1998, 18 (colour illus.), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 (colour illus.), 25 (colour illus.). reference to the installation 'Sheen' 1998; '1:00.613.5' featured on pg. 24
Helen McDonald, Patricia Piccinini: nearly beloved, 'The everyday world', pg. 127-166, Dawes Point, 2000, 138 (colour illus.), 143.
1998 Telstra Adelaide Festival: Sacred and profane, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, 27 Feb 1998–15 Mar 1998
Loveart: the Love collection, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Liverpool Regional Museum, Casula, 03 Dec 2010–20 Feb 2011