Eugenia Raskopoulos

(Czechoslovakia, Australia 14 Jan 1959 – )

re-ma(r)king

Location
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.

Year
2010
Media
Time-based art
Medium
dual channel digital video, colour, sound
Dimensions
duration: 00:05:15 min, aspect ratio 16:9, display dimensions variable
Signature & date

Signed and dated inside cover of edition box, silver fibre-tipped pen "Eugenia Raskopoulos 2010".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
19.2019.a-b
Copyright
© Eugenia Raskopoulos