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Published on Sep 9, 2014
Phone-videos of monumental works by American minimalist Dan Flavin, refashioned into large-scale filmic ‘captures’ by Australian artist Christian Capurro, feature in SLAVE, part of ACCA’s Important Australian Artists program.
Capurro’s phone-videos were made during a residency at the Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna. An ongoing series, they are part homage, part theft, yet also compelling 'portraits' of Flavin’s iconic fluorescent monuments. Capurro re-monumentalizes these works at an architectural scale in ACCA's own iconic architecture.
SLAVE represents a strain of the new film and image making that plays with some of the conventions that operate in the domains of reproduction, especially how they apply to, and are used in presenting the work of art.