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Monday, May 06, 2013

Standing in the corner...

I recently spent two interesting weeks taking part in 13 Rooms, a performance art project staged by Kaldor Art Projects. I was one of six veterans performing Santiago Sierra's work.








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Want to know more? Here are some more links:

http://johnmcdonald.net.au/2013/13-rooms/

http://vimeo.com/63799220

10 Comments:

Anonymous Jooles said...

Fascinating. Powerful. I hope the exhibition had a great attendance.

May 07, 2013 11:48 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

The overall attendance was 29,700 I'm told. Some days it was absolutely packed, Jooles.

May 07, 2013 11:55 AM  
Blogger Davoh said...

Are there any stats on how many politicians and/or cabinet members - also military personnel from decision making hierarchy turned up???

May 19, 2013 1:25 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Not really. None that got a mention. But there were associated talks happening in a venue upstairs, and one of these was a talk about the Australia-US alliance. I didn't find out about it till afterwards, or I might have gate-crashed it with my t-shirt. :-)

I guess some "interesting" people attended that one. I did hear that all of the attendees of that talk had a look at our room, but I have no idea if it was whilst I was standing in the corner...

I'm told Cate Blanchette had a look. But she didn't come up and nibble my ear whilst whispering sweet nothings or anything. :-(

Just as well too. I probably would have gone all weak-kneed and collapsed, creating an unseemly spectacle.. ;-)

May 19, 2013 4:48 PM  
Blogger Davoh said...

Yer, well .. as long as someone 'higher up' noticed .. heh.

May 19, 2013 5:14 PM  
Blogger AndrewM said...

Santiago Sierra is pretty clever, isn't he. Nicola Walkerden, in the link you provided, said that this work was the most effective (of the 13) for her, but she also said you should check out the exhibition for yourself. Sadly, after travelling 3500 km + in the last few days, I am sick of the road, so I'll have to miss it.

May 25, 2013 10:49 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

G'day Andrew, been travelling a bit, eh? Well, the exhibition finished on April 21, so it's a good thing you didn't try to see it. :-)

I'll drop by your blog tomorrow to see how you're progressing.

May 25, 2013 6:02 PM  
Blogger Ann ODyne said...

great stuff and so true - good on you. The Big Blanchowski would have come over for that ear stuff if only she had read your blog.

thanks for those links, and here's one for you in case you don't already know OpenAustralia.org for seeing what your rep has been doing or not doing (there's a score sheet after you search for your federal member)

May 29, 2013 12:44 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ahhh, HB, good to see you around. :-)

Alas, Cate has better things to do with her time than to read this blog. How do I know this? I've not yet been offered a part playing opposite her in a steamy romance movie. :-(

Thanks for that link. Now I know just how insipid my local member really is. :-(

May 29, 2013 7:26 PM  
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