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Title

a) Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi [UnAustralian], performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003 b) UnAustralian, performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003

2003

Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 –

Alternate image of a) Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi [UnAustralian], performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003
b) UnAustralian, performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003 by Mike Parr
Alternate image of a) Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi [UnAustralian], performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003
b) UnAustralian, performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003 by Mike Parr
  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    two digital photographs drymounted to aluminium
    Edition
    1/3
    Dimensions

    a - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi [UnAustralian], performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003

    b - UnAustralian, performance, Artspace, May 2 - May 3, 2003, 100 x 100 cm

    Credit
    Gift of Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth, Andrew and Cathy Cameron, Michael Whitworth and Candice Bruce; through the Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    360.2003.a-b
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr

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    Mike Parr

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    "At 6pm on Friday May 2, in the presence of the public, an assistant will begin sewing up my face. My face is sewn into a bind. Godot has left for Iraq and the bewildered Australian amputee has followed him! I sit still facing the audience. Through Friday night, all day Saturday. A small Australian flag hangs limply from the stump of my left arm. On the wall behind me is lettered a vast field of lyrical aggression, interspersed with newspaper head-lines BLOODBATH, HUNTING PACK, FILLING HOLES IN A BULLET-RIDDLED NATION, KILLING ROOM, HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS IN COFFINS, CHILDREN WERE BURNED ALIVE, CRITICS BRANDED WITH HOT IRONS, END GAME, WE ARE CLOSER TO THE CENTRE OF THE IRAQI CAPITAL THAN MANY AMERICAN COMMUTERS ARE TO THEIR DOWNTOWN OFFICES, PLEASE DON'T HATE OUR DADS etc, etc. At 6pm on Saturday night until midnight Democratic Torture begins. By touching a hotspot on their screens the Global audience can shock my exhausted face..."

    Mike Parr, statement accompanying the performance at Artspace, 2-3 May 2003

    Photographers: Paul Green (Colour), Felizitas Parr (B&W)

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