Mike Parr

(Australia 1945 – )

Minor/ Major

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
2008
Media
Time-based media, Video
Medium
HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 09:50
Credit
Gift of the artist 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
408.2011
Copyright
© Mike Parr