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Title

re-ma(r)king

2010


Artist

Eugenia Raskopoulos

Czechoslovakia, Australia

14 Jan 1959 -


About

Drawing on her experience of growing up in the Greek diaspora, Eugenia Raskopoulos' work 're-ma(r)king' reflects on how cultural knowledge is transferred across contexts and between generations through objects, rituals and stories. 're-ma(r)king' is focused on two items that belonged to the artist's grandmother, which she animates through performance. On one screen, we see Raskopoulos unraveling a woven doily then winding this into a ball of thread, restoring the crafted object to its material origins. In the other, we see her dripping olive oil from her mouth, then spreading this across the floor with a rolling pin as though preparing pastry. These actions invoke the power of mnemonic triggers, such as taste and touch. A portrait of the artist can be glimpsed in the reflective surface of the oil, partial and provisional, like memory itself.


Details


Date

2010


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

dual channel digital video, colour, sound


Dimensions

duration: 00:05:15 min, aspect ratio 16:9, display dimensions variable


Signature & date

Signed and dated inside cover of edition box, silver fibre-tipped pen "Eugenia Raskopoulos 2010".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

19.2019.a-b


Artist information

Eugenia Raskopoulos

Works in the collection

11


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, Eugenia Raskopoulos: vestiges of the tongue, 'Vestīgium: body and trace', pg. 98-103, Sydney, 2019, 101, 110, 150-151 (colour illus., videol stills), 222.

Anne Marsh, What is performance art: Australian perspectives, 'Performance art - live and on screen', pg. 53-70, Australia, 2018, 62 (colour illus., video still). fig.no. 62

Anne Marsh, Performance ritual document, 'Performance, ritual, shamanism', pg. 127-164, Melbourne, 2014, 150 (colour illus., video still).

Anne Marsh, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 'Photo/video language and the feminine in selected works by Eugenia Raskopolous', pg. 182-193, 2015, 192 (colour illus., video still). fig.no. 4

José Da Silva., Octopus 10: How we know that the dead return, 'How do we know that the dead return', Fitzroy, 2010, n.pag. (colour illus., video still).