mission: untitled (blue)

Year: 1999
Completed: 21/04/1999
Ontology: standalone

Medium: 7:48 min film, painting, bag, furniture

HxWxD cm: Situated within the projection

sound: cassette being loaded into tape player, play button pressed, music:

(voice of Robert Forster): It’s been a long, lonely day . . . /  he was sentenced / for ten years / for stealing food / from his peers / ‘cause I feel / like a boy / who’s suddenly been destroyed / It’s been a long, a long, lonely day . . .

music interrupted — voice over: Sorry for the interruption, but here are your instructions. Listen carefully. Control is taking a special interest in this one, so don’t get it wrong. Your mission is to reclaim a lost object from an already assigned drop-off point. The location will be disclosed as you progress towards it. It’s dangerous, but a lot of planning has gone into this one. It should go smoothly. But just in case it doesn’t, you know what to do. This mission is known under the code name . . .

Exhibitions
16/03/2001 mission: untitled (blue), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (cur. Stuart Koop), Melbourne
21/04/1999 projections, David Pestorius Gallery, Berlin