Movie Directions for Secret Agents

GH made Movie Directions for Secret Agents in 1994 and exhibited the artwork in 2000 in Gail Hastings: Sculptural Situation 1989–2000 at the Goddard de Fiddes (cur. David Pistorius), Perth. Movie Directions for Secret Agents is a standalone artwork. The artwork's medium is watercolour and lead pencil on paper, and comprises of 4 component/s measuring, overall, 101h x 86w cm.

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signal room no. 1

fig 4 – library: Memorandum of Understanding, Australia

TO THE MOTION PICTURE DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRALIA SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE – A REPORT FORM ACTOR: AGENT PURPLE

At time 19:74 precisely, she folded the Governmental document Memorandum of Understanding into her handbag. My surveil-

~ page 1974 ~

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signal room no. 1

fig 4 – library: Memorandum of Understanding, Australia

lance of her remained undetected as she proceeded towards the assigned meeting place without hesitation. When passing St. Leonards Ave at 19:73pm, she looked down the street and waved to somebody. Upon immediately inspecting the street so to ascertain to whom

~ page 1973 ~

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signal room no. 1

fig 4 – library: Memorandum of Understanding, Australia

she waved, I discovered that in her view, she waved to ‘somebody’, but in my view, to ‘nobody’. This, dear Director, creates frailty in the plot; an incongruous reality where exists two versions at the same time: hers and mine. I report so to alert you to this lack of

~ page 1972 ~

 

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signal room no. 1

fig 4 – library: Memorandum of Understanding, Australia

Credibility; a lack likely to be scoffed at by the audience.

We, the cast, await, at this moment in the movie, for you corrected version before continuing. It is at present 19:71pm.

~ page 1971 ~

Bibliography
Anna Clabburn, Three strolling artists lead the way at MOMA’, The Age, Wednesday 11 Nov 1998, p.19.
Max Delany, Strolling – the art of arcades, boulevards, barricades, publicity, in Max Delany (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 1998, p.27.