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Title

Goat odyssey

2006

Artist

Hayden Fowler

New Zealand, Australia

1973 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2006
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Edition
    34/70
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:15:10 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
    Signature & date

    Signed certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Hayden Fowler". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    517.2017
    Copyright
    © Hayden Fowler
    Artist information
    Hayden Fowler

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    Hayden Fowler is a New Zealand born Sydney based artist who works across installation, performance and video art. Fowler's works often feature animals and humans interacting with one another within science fiction environments. In 'Goat odyssey' 2006, Fowler makes a comment on the absurdity and lack of meaningfulness in contemporary life. He explains: In 'Goat odyssey' there are these white goats seen in a vacuum-sealed environment … The camera just goes endlessly around and the goats are clean and elaborately dressed, but they're just walking in circles. There is a sense of repetition and boredom and a lack of opportunity for anything else. I was using the goats as metaphors for us [1].

    1. Hayden Fowler quoted in Andrew Frost, Another Future: Hayden Fowler's alternative nature, www.sturgeonmagazine.com.au, accessed 30 Oct 2017