Overview, Images
Alex Hobba, Predator Audition, 2022, production still. Courtesy the artist.

Person, woman, man, camera, TV

Brian Fuata, Bryan Foong, Alex Hobba, Rosie Isaac, Chunxiao Qu, Sarah Rodigari

8–25 Jun 2022

Person, woman, man, camera, TV brings together existing and commissioned works by six emerging and established artists to investigate the boundaries between “fact” and “fiction” in the so-called post-truth era of populist politics.

The phrase “Person, woman, man, camera, TV” was repeated several times on 22 July 2020 (and again in June 2021) by former US President Donald Trump during a Fox News interview with Marc Siegel. Trump boasted to Siegel about his success in a cognitive test designed to detect signs of dementia which required the recollection of five words in a particular order. The phrase went viral on social media. It was quickly transformed into memes, was parodied by comedians, and eventually turned into merchandise.

This exhibition is not about Donald Trump per se. Instead, it draws attention to the melting pot of disinformation, storytelling, autofiction, fake news, post-truth, and cognitive dissonance. Each of the artists included investigates, in varying ways, the politics of speaking, the representation of power, and the performative side of authoritarian identities. They ask us to think about how the boundaries blur between fiction and reality in our current social, political, and media landscapes.

Listen

Listen to the sound component of Sarah Rodigari's Composition for Eight Voices (Withdrawal) 2019, 21:30min.


Person, woman, man, camera, TV. presents a series of five performances across several gallery spaces by Brian Fuata.

Monday 6 June, Blindside, 3pm, with Tim Darbyshire
Thursday, 9 June, Blindside, 7pm
Saturday, 11 June, Blindside, 2pm
Thursday, 16 June, 4pm, satellite performance, Gertrude Contemporary, during install of Polyphonic Reverb.
Sunday, 19 June, 99% gallery, 4pm

All welcome.

This exhibition is held at Blindside and 99% gallery, both housed on Level 7 in the Nicholas Building.

Onsite, Exhibition
Overview

Person, woman, man, camera, TV brings together newly commissioned work by six emerging and established artists who investigate the politics of speaking, representations of power, displaying performative authoritarian identities and ultimately ask how the boundaries blur between ‘fiction’ and ‘reality’ within our current political and media landscapes.

This exhibition is held at Blindside and 99% gallery, both housed on Level 7 in the Nicholas Building.

Supported by Curatorial Practice at Monash University.

Performance by Brian Fuata with Tim Darbyshire. Gallery closed.: 6 Jun 2022, 5am
Opening: 9 Jun 2022, 8am
Performance by Brian Fuata at Blindside: 9 Jun 2022, 9am
Performance by Brian Fuata at Blindside: 11 Jun 2022, 4am
Satellite performance by Brian Fuata at Gertrude Contemporary: 16 Jun 2022, 6am
Satellite performance by Brian Fuata at 99% gallery: 19 Jun 2022, 6am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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B-SIDE 2020

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