ALL THE DEAD ACTRESSES RECITE THE WESTERN CANON FOR ROBERT PALMER ON A 1982 HOMEMADE VHS, is part of a multi-disciplinary installation examining presentational versus representational art, the death knell of liberal arts and the Western Canon, educational humanism, and art in a time of democratized homemade entertainment.
Melancholy Maaret - All the dead actresses recite the western canon for robert palmer on a 1982 homemade vhs11:06, 2013, Video Art
The work is also an examination of fetishistic scopophilia of woman as muse, the sublime eroticism and simultaneous misogyny of the male gaze in canonical art/literature/classical art theory, and in the 1980s nadir of music videos/amateur porn.
Who are we as a collective consumer culture, as artists and humanities professionals, after we supplant knowledge and imitation of historical art and culture with a presentation of the instantaneous and technology-based mirror?
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