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Catherine Wharfe

This Is An Art That Sits
On Its Ass In A Museum

My practice explores performance in relation to still and moving images. This Is An Art That Sits On Its Ass In A Museum records an act of meditation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Performed out of gallery hours, the only spectator is the cleaner who appears at random as he goes about his daily tasks. The contrast between physical activity and stillness generates thoughts about how different individuals relate to the ideological sphere of art. The video playfully challenges the nature and boundaries of art activity and provokes questions concerning transcendence through art and the role of the artist in society.

With thanks to Torch Computers and Salon Contemporary.

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