mission: untitled (blue) 1999 first appeared in projections at the David Pestorius Gallery, Berlin, in 1999. mission: untitled (blue) is a standalone artwork. The artwork's medium includes 7:48 min film, painting, bag, furniture, measuring, overall, Situated within the projection.
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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 . . .
|16/03/2001||mission: untitled (blue), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (cur. Stuart Koop), Melbourne|
|21/04/1999||projections, David Pestorius Gallery, Berlin|
Stuart Koop, mission: untitled (blue), exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2001.
Stuart Koop, ‘Gail Hastings’, red: Text / Images / Sounds, exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2001, p.61.
David Pestorius, ‘The Lost Album – Is It for Me?’, The Go-Betweens Message Board, 2006, http://go-betweens.org.uk/chatroom/messages/353/2167.html?1154716825, accessed 23 September 2016.