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Title

Minor/ Major

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: 00:09:50 min, 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
    408.2011
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr
    Artist information
    Mike Parr

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    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.

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