Robert Hood

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1974

Laurie Anderson Big Science

  • On loan from the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award Collection
  • Album cover, vinyl and plastic bag
  • 349 x 349mm
  • L01/2009
  • 2007
earlier labels about this work
  • Jonathan Smart Gallery

    "One of a series of works in which Hood modifies album covers from his collection by attaching plastic supermarket bags to them to give the effect of sound (the particular commodity they produce) emitting from their mouths. This work features the American experimental performance artist and musician Laurie who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles.

    Everything is re-used from supermarket bags to his old double album collection. Framed and put on the wall as poster-boys of the entertainment industry, they are full of plastic enterprise. Kings of the marketplace they were - think Bowie, Presley and Cash - with spirit. Recycle that spirit, (and what a lot of plastic there is), and the blessings of immortality might be yours. Or ours. Or not.”