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Title

3 men hula

1999

Artist

Sigalit Landau

Israel

1969 –

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  • Details

    Date
    1999
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour
    Edition
    4/18
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:01:36 min continuous
    Credit
    Gift of Brian and Gene Sherman 2021. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    50.2021
    Copyright
    © Sigalit Landau
    Artist information
    Sigalit Landau

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    Sigalit Landau’s single-channel video piece Three men hula was filmed in Chisenhale Gallery in 1999 and features three actors, men who have known each other since childhood, standing in an empty room. Positioned with their backs to eachother, arms entwined, they move in unison as they attempt to revolve a large hula hoop, three metres in diameter, in a counter clockwise direction around their bodies. Landau describes the work as: ‘Three young men trying to act as one, a corporation, a corps made of three, trapped in motion. In a centripetal pull, they dance inside a closed world, centralized but shifting, a centre with dynamic gravities, a playful, sensual, quasi-achievable task.’