On Sunday 25th November I staged an interventionist performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. ‘Dead Art’ was a protest about the absence of live performance art in the MCA, one of Australia’s foremost contemporary art institutions.
Dressed in curatorial black, tagged like a morgue corpse, I lay on the floor in one of the galleries until I was forcibly removed by the NSW Police. I chose the Contemporary Australian Art show as the exhibition in which to display my dead body.
I came back to life outside the institution, where I was fined $220 by the NSW Police for ‘Failure to comply with Police Directions’. I was banned from the MCA for the rest of the day.
‘Dead Art’ was also a mourning ritual to commemorate the previous evening’s deposition of our Great Lord and Master, John Winston Howard.
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