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Title

Study for a drowning man

2005

Artists

Todd McMillan

Australia

1979 –

Andrew Liversidge

Australia

1979 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2005
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour, silent
    Edition
    1/5
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:04:38 min continuous, aspect ratio 3:4
    Signature & date

    Signed master DVD, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ .../ T. McMillan". Not dated.
    Signed player DVD, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ .../ T. McMillan". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Brian and Gene Sherman 2021. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    40.2021
    Copyright
    © Todd McMillan
    Artist information
    Todd McMillan

    Works in the collection

    3

    Artist information
    Andrew Liversidge

    Works in the collection

    1

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    Todd McMillan’s video work, 'Study for a drowning man', likely references Hippolyte Bayard’s hoax photograph 'Self-portrait as a drowned man' 1840, which Bayard created in protest at his peers who overlooked his pioneering direct positive prints in France during the late 1830s. Here, McMillian wryly re-enacts Bayard’s so-called drowning within a sublime seascape. McMillian explores this pathos further in another Bayard inspired work in the collection, 'Self portrait (Bayard study i)' 2013.

Other works by Todd McMillan