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Title

1:00.613.5

1998


Artist

Patricia Piccinini

Sierra Leone, Australia

1965 -


About

Patricia Piccinini works with photography, sculpture, installation and video in order to present layered ideas about the body and it's environment. '1:00.613.5' depicts the 'The Speeder'- a fictional athlete played by Australian Olympian cyclist Shane Kelly- in full flight, the helmet turning his head into that which is neither human, nor machine nor insect but something built for speed. The smooth gleaming racing costume enhances the effect of slipperiness through, in this case, the air. The race track blurs into the background as 'The Speeder' has left the ground through his speediness and leapt into another space/time continuum.

This work was shown in 'Sheen' a site specific installation by Piccinini in the 1998 Adelaide Festival featuring the digital photograph series '1:00.613', a video-installation and cocktail bar.


Details


Other Titles

1:00613-5

1:00.613-5


Date

1998


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph from digital print


Edition

4/6


Dimensions

120.0 x 240.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, black fibre-tipped pen "Patricia Piccinini '99".


Credit

Gift of Amanda Love 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

5.2013


Artist information

Patricia Piccinini

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Peter Hennessey, Sacred and profane, 'Sheen', pg. 18-25, Adelaide, 1998, 18 (colour illus.), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 (colour illus.), 25 (colour illus.). reference to the installation 'Sheen' 1998; '1:00.613.5' featured on pg. 24

Peter Hennessey., Sheen, 'Sheen', Sydney, 1997, n.pag.. reference to the installation 'Sheen' 1998

Helen McDonald, Patricia Piccinini: nearly beloved, 'The everyday world', pg. 127-166, Dawes Point, 2000, 138 (colour illus.), 143.