Dame 2

2016
Country: United Kingdom,
Duration: 10 mins
|30 Seconds
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: HD Video / / / HD Digital file
Original Format: HD video
Themes: 
  • Feminism

Dame 2 recreates an interview on Parkinson with Helen Mirren from 1975, transcribed and performed as a song by Elkin. She is backed by a choir of associates and friends she corrals into chanting in loose harmony. The work explores the notion of improvisation and power-balance within the recorded-as-live TV format, and re-cites/recites this particular interview, which is so often referenced as an example of historic sexism.The work was originally a performance in 2013, and was repurposed as a video in 2016 for the exhibition Television at CCA Glasgow.

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Kathryn Elkin, 2016

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