This video was recorded in part during a performance at the artists studio then finished off at the AGNSW. The first section consisted of a series of face sewing performances that created a somewhat cubist distortion and included a model of Madame Matisse's hat. The second half was shot at the Gallery immediately after the performances with the artist in uniform again in the same position as in ‘Major/ Minor' however on this occasion he was reading a text backwards in a sharp stoccato voice. The texts were taken from an RSL publication and reflected jingoistic and sometimes racist sentiments.
digital tape (HDCAM) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
duration: 00:09:50 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
Gift of the artist 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Mike Parr