PETER BURKE ARTISTS STATEMENT


PETER BURKE
Phantom, 2011
Single channel
4:3 video
stereo sound
04.37 minutes
I normally try to blot out every memory of High School, until recently, when comparing school days with a friend, I remembered the story of the Phantom.
In the classrooms, teachers taught pottery, needlework and graphics, as students industriously molded ashtrays, weaved place mats or designed bank logos. Meanwhile, another art form was being played out in the school yard – the creative disruption of everyday life was not in the curriculum, but it made waves in year 10 at Keilor Heights Secondary College.
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