Rosemont

Curtis, Mark (2006) Rosemont. [Contribution to a Show/Exhibition]

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Rosemont - finalist Waikato Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton. 2006 Medium: 4000 plastic roses made in France circa 1960. Hidden in a warehouse in Hamilton for nearly 40 years. Sound: Various. Burnt with tea mix “Most socialist and anarchist comment has missed the most relevant point about the life and death of Diana. This is that Diana was the most spectacular example of the 'spectacular society' since the concept was launched.” This is not a tribute. It will not be televised, a monument to the banal and a lost connection to the motherland, a plastic fairy tale rotten to the core. Elton John still sux, Charles is a mummy’s boy and the Queen is redundant, (and possibly the worlds most scariest mother-in-law). Diana, well she was just another 80’s decorative, Sloan-ranger social climber, with an eating disorder but for some reason, sold a lot of women’s magazines here in New Zealand. I saw Diana in Upper Hutt in the 80’s - my parents took me I was too young to say no. Diana wore a pretty electric blue 2 piece outfit and a matching hat with a feather in it – can’t remember what Charles wore (I think he was there). My birthday is at the end of August. My parents phone me every year from England. When Diana died my parents did not phone that birthday because they were too upset, they even travelled up to London to pay their respects and placed a bunch of roses at Buckingham Palace. 1. Walter, Nicolas. Princess Diana Spencer obituary, www.libcom.org/library

Item Type:Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:1840
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Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 04:06
Last Modified:14 Feb 2012 04:06

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