Dane Mitchell

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1976

Gallery Mantra

  • Gift of Jenny Harper, 2018
  • CD, portable CD player, speakers and cable
  • 2018/005
  • 2006

This is an audio recording on CD, which includes a portable battery-operated CD player and speakers, in a pic-pac crate adapted to look like a ghetto-blaster. A voice (the artist’s) reads a lengthy text adapted from self-help books; the words address an art institution instead of an individual. “Trust your director’s intuition!” the voice instructs. “Quietly affirm that you will define your own reality from now on and that your reality will be based on your inner wisdom… You will remain a whole and worthy gallery among worthy galleries.”