Mike Parr: Close the Concentration Camps

Adam Geczy___I want to start with the title of the first of this series of very political performances, Malevich. I remember when I first spoke to you about the nailing of the arm to the wall idea. I said that I found the concept superior to your pain works, as it was an exercise in empathy since it was a ritualisation of confinement and restraint. But for a work with such direct, but still subtle, political push, don’t you think the title made the exercise a bit rarified, precious even? After all, the performance that followed, Close the Concentration Camps was pretty unambiguous.

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