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Title

Hikaru: fast food sequence

2001

Artist

Shaun Gladwell

Australia

1972 -

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Hikaru Sequences
    Hikaru Fast Food Sequence
    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    2001
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Installation
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour, silent
    Edition
    2/4
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:05:20 min, aspect ratio: 4:3
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Shaun Gladwell". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Amanda Love 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    213.2011
    Copyright
    © Shaun Gladwell

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    Artist information
    Shaun Gladwell

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This video embodies Gladwell's core practice: slowed recordings of urban subcultural practitioners occupying public space in unexpected ways. Young people balance their bodies with extreme skill to undertake physically complex interactions with the zones in which they are situated – metro stations, shopping malls, retail outlets.

    'Hikaru: Fast Food Sequences' is an important early Gladwell from the same period as his famous 'Storm Sequence' (2000) and 'Tangara' (2003). In it a 'freestyler' bike rider tip-toes his bike into a fast food outlet and then out again, barely noticed by the consumers intent on ordering their burgers and fries. The work skilfully contrasts slickly marketed junk food with an alternate momentary intervention into the spaces designed for its sale and consumption.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • Loveart: the Love collection, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Liverpool Regional Museum, Casula, 03 Dec 2010–20 Feb 2011

    • Motion, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega, 17 Jul 2015–22 Aug 2015

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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