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Title

The unword performance (11 female sexual organs)

1996

Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -

Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
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Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
Alternate image of The unword performance (11 female sexual organs) by Mike Parr
  • Details

    Date
    1996
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    12 gelatin silver photographs
    Edition
    unique
    Dimensions
    12 photographs: each 97.0 x 97.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    102.2001.a-l
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr

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    Photographed by Peter Moody.

    "'The female sexual organs' of the title are words that are cut into the body of the bride. The 12 photographs depict stages of this process, as words like 'God', 'Father', 'Eye', 'Arm' etc. are cut with a scalpel and the 'Bride' enacts a sequence of poses to facilitate the processes of symbolic division". Mike Parr

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Body, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Sep 1997–16 Nov 1997

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • David Bromfield, Body, 'Posing the Question: Rodin's 'Iris' and the Modern Body', pg. 140-50, Sydney, 1997, 148 (illus.), 149. cat.no. 119

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