living rag doll

Performance at Tony’s New and Used Furniture, Goulburn
Artist as rag doll, second-hand furniture, second-hand objects, community interaction
Performance duration 19:54 min

19:55 min
Edition 10
Collections: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, University of NSW, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at University of Western Australia

Rag doll costume is held in the National Art Archive, Art Gallery of NSW

The adults started an auction because I didn’t have a price on the tag, I liked the spontaneous response, I was afraid at times when I could hear the children say ‘can I pull her head off’. Wanting to see me under the mask. I could not see out of the felt mask so I never knew what to expect next from the public. Fantasy, play to thinking I was real.

Extract from artist talk given at Art Gallery of NSW, 18 September 2005.