Australian Video Art Archive

Geoffrey Weary



00:09:18 1996

MUSEUM evokes the desire, power and ritual gestures at play in the architectural and psychological spaces of the gallery. The work was originally shot in the exhibition halls of the Louvre, focusing on the work the neo - classicist painter J. L. David and the work he produced during and immediately after the French Revolution. Attention is drawn to the physical and psychological conflicts that the paintings evoke as vast crowds flow through the gallery space, briefly observing the dramas at play in the works on the walls.

In this surreal picture space the observer becomes the observed and the subject becomes the object of scrutiny.

DVD available.