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Title

Blackleg (Mama/Papa)

1993
printed 2001

Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 –

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  • Details

    Dates
    1993
    printed 2001
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    4 type C photographs
    Edition
    1/3
    Dimensions
    4 photographs: each 95.0 x 84.5 cm image; 113.5 x 102.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    101.2001.a-d
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr
    Artist information
    Mike Parr

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    Photographer: Paul Green

    "...'(Mama/Papa)' ...is an Artaudian regression.... 'Blackleg' of course suggests 'scab' or 'pariah' or even another, more ironical way of thinking about 'stump' or amputated arm, as in 'blackstump'. 'Beyond the blackstump' in turn suggests 'beyond the pale'. The associations are vertiginous and are compounded by introducing photo-documentation of earlier performances as 'wounds' to be stapled onto the leg. This magnification and displacement of 'gaps' left by the photographic record (the impossibility of the 'real' as merely an image) is the recurrent theme of so much of my work of recent years and is enacted in variously conspicuous ways, across the range of all these photographic pieces". (letter from Mike Parr to Tony Bond 23/3/2001)

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