36) Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt /US /AU

VIGIL, 2017

Video, Sound, 1'52", loop

In her video collage, the Australian artist combines alienated but real scenes of a refugee boat in distress with clips from Hollywood films. Horrified, but from a safe distance, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, and Julie Christie observe the tragedy at sea that is unfolding before their eyes. Vigil mercilessly exposes our own detachment from the tragic reality that is for us nothing but a media event.

*1960 in Australien/AU, lives and works in New York and Sydney.

Location: OÖ Kulturquartier (36)


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