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.
type C photograph from digital print
120.0 x 240.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, black fibre-tipped pen "Patricia Piccinini '99".
Gift of Amanda Love 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Patricia Piccinini
Shown in 2 exhibitions
1998 Telstra Adelaide Festival: Sacred and profane, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, 27 Feb 1998–15 Mar 1998
Loveart: the Love collection, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Liverpool Regional Museum, Casula, 03 Dec 2010–20 Feb 2011
Referenced in 3 publications
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.