(Czechoslovakia, Australia 14 Jan 1959 – )
- Not on display
- Further information
Drawing on her experience of growing up in the Greek diaspora, Eugenia Raskopoulos' work 're-ma(r)king' reflects on how cultural knowledge is transferred across contexts and between generations through objects, rituals and stories. 're-ma(r)king' is focused on two items that belonged to the artist's grandmother, which she animates through performance. On one screen, we see Raskopoulos unraveling a woven doily then winding this into a ball of thread, restoring the crafted object to its material origins. In the other, we see her dripping olive oil from her mouth, then spreading this across the floor with a rolling pin as though preparing pastry. These actions invoke the power of mnemonic triggers, such as taste and touch. A portrait of the artist can be glimpsed in the reflective surface of the oil, partial and provisional, like memory itself.
- Time-based art
- dual channel digital video, colour, sound
- duration: 00:05:15 min, aspect ratio 16:9, display dimensions variable
- Signature & date
Signed and dated inside edition box, silver fibre-tipped pen "Eugenia Raskopoulos 2010".
- Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Accession number
- © Eugenia Raskopoulos