Mike Parr

UNDERNEATH THE BITUMEN THE ARTIST

Mike Parr

UNDERNEATH THE BITUMEN THE ARTIST

14–17 June

This work was conceived to memorialise the victims of twentieth century totalitarian violence in all of its ideological forms, including the shadow cast by the genocidal violence of nineteenth century British colonialism in Australia.

The public will be able to witness the artists ‘disappearance’ under the road, but following the entombment, the road will be returned to familiar use.

When the artist exits the container at the conclusion of the performance, concrete will be poured to fuse the chamber and its contents as a time capsule instated for future generations.

This will be the artists third and final performance at Dark Mofo.

Thursday 14 June, 9pm–Sunday 17 June, 9pm
(72-hour durational performance)
Free
Presented by Dark Mofo and Detached Cultural Organisation