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'Untitled (Wu Haohao speaks with art foundation staff)', 2013, single channel video interview
with two arts workers, Chinese Mandarin with English subtitles – 08'00'' looped.
Editor and translator: Aurelia Guo



During a stay in Huantie, Beijing, I arranged for filmmaker Wu Haohao (dir. Kun 13: Criticizing Ai Weiwei and Wu Haohao, 2010) to interview two staff members at an Australian-Chinese art foundation. In the resulting video, Wu Haohao facilitates a veritable “self-criticism” session through which it is revealed that one of the staff members has been working without pay. The ensuing discussion about wages and responsibility, prefigure an industrial acton that was undertaken post shoot.

Untitled (elsewhere titled), 2013, was a collaborative exhibition and PDF presented at Institute for Provocation. The works comprised in this presentation explore the economic implications of labour, inequitable relations inside and outside of art practice and its institutional dimensions, and the power dynamics at work in imaging (or unveiling) inequitable relations. Nic Tammens presented two engraved assembly parts of a MacBook Air. Nour Mobarak presented a poem titled Considerations of It.


'Untitled', 2013, exhibition file featuring translated transcription of Wu Haohao's interview
with gallery staff, work by Nic Tammens, and work by Nour Mobarak.
PDF viewable here.




'Untitled (Authors Digest)', 2013, tabloid newsprint (August 2013 issue of Authors Digest) affixed to window panes, 1300 mm x 1000 mm


Left: Matthew Greaves. 'Untitled (Wu Haohao speaks with art foundation staff)', 2013, single channel video interview with two arts workers, Chinese Mandarin with English subtitles – 08'00'' looped.
Editor and translator: Aurelia Guo

Right: Nic Tammens. 'Guangdong & California', 2013, Apple computers' MacBook Air lower and upper case assembly parts, laser engraving, dimensions various.