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Title

Cart Corpse

2008

Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2008
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (HDCAM) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 02:00:00 hr, aspect ratio: 16:9
    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    404.2011
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr
    Artist information
    Mike Parr

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    This film also derived from the Hobart performance of 'Cartesian Corpse' but draws on different footage during the performance. This is the last two hours of Gotaro's footage on 16mm transferred to digital. As Parr wrote when making the work

    "The last two hours should also, like the first ten minutes, be split off as a separate work, because in every respect its peculiar transformative spontaneity, its relief if you like, shows that human beings, Godot like, will always cobble a kind of entertainment out of anything. Lisa, Xavier, Elizabeth and I were all convulsed by this. It's the perfect counterpoint to the by now habitual reception of my work."

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