- Media category
- Time-based art
- Materials used
- dual channel digital video, colour, sound
- 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".
- Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Eugenia Raskopoulos
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Referenced in 5 publications
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, 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
Anne Marsh, Performance ritual document, 'Performance, ritual, shamanism', pg. 127-164, Melbourne, 2014, 150 (colour illus., video still).
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).
Other works by Eugenia Raskopoulos
See all 11 works