Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont

Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont
Gymnasium (production still) 2010
single-channel HD video
colour, sound
3:52 minutes
© Courtesy the artists and Goddard de Fiddes, Perth

Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont are multidisciplinary artists, producers and performers with backgrounds in dance and music theatre. Since 2001 they have worked together in a practice that encompasses photography, performance, choreography, film, installation and design. Gill and Mata Dupont’s staged investigations into nationhood interweave references to Hollywood glamour, burlesque, Australiana kitsch and social realism. In their new work for the Basil Sellers Art Prize, Gill and Mata Dupont explore historical uses of a fascist aesthetic in propaganda, as well as the cult of the heroic Australian athlete.

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