Sue Dodd: Wendy Airhole - Art Collector

Sue Dodd, You're Gonna Sell Your Soul (Sixties), 2013. Single channel HD video with stereo sound, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

In a never before seen series of video works, Melbourne-based artist Sue Dodd creates a flamboyant pop diva – Wendy Airhole.

For these video works, Dodd has written all original songs, full of poignant and witty lyrics that encapsulate the celebrity-focused nature of popular culture today. Catchy and at times cliché, the artist’s songs cover all genres of pop music including country, surf, sixties, and hip-hop.

Dodd’s fictional pop star, the dramatic
Wendy Airhole, performs all the songs, presented as a multi-screen video installation. The over the top and drag queen like Wendy questions the role of the artist and the fan, what it means to follow a stylistic cliché, and the notion of living the dream.

Opening: 6pm Tuesday 6 August 2013
Exhibition closes: 31 August 2013
Location: Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahan VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7300

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