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collaboration, moving image, music, noise, performance, sound, video

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Heavy Metal (Schmidtsche Schak Factory Percussion Ensemble)

ArtistPhil Dadson
Production Date2015
Medium2-channel synchronised digital video, colour, sound
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
Accession Date30 May 2016
Accession NoC2015/1/36.1-2
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015

Chartwell Notes

Artist notes: a performance/video project produced in collaboration with the factory employees of Schmidtsche Schack (Arvos group) in Kassel, Germany. Commissioned for WERK/KUNST/WERK, an exhibition in Kassel in July 2015 to mark the 125th Anniversary of the Nordhessen regional Metal and Electrics Industry. Thanks to Schmidtsche Schack factory staff and management; to interpreter Marcelina Bugaj; to Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand for post-production support; and to my wife Camilla.