Badanna Zack • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

Badanna Zack • The Artists Life (Series 2)

Release date:

2004

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of The Artist's Life series

"You can't miss the meaning in Badanna Zack's 40 life-like skulls sculpted out of old newspapers. Here's all the news that's fit to kill."
      -Peter Goddard, Toronto Star

Badanna Zack is a Toronto artist who continues to be a vital force on the Canadian scene. Her work amuses and challenges us, whether it's her controversial flying penises or papier-mâché projects ranging from pitch forks, sewing machines and a sow with piglets, to guns, urinals and human skulls. With the detritus of technology a major theme in her work, she has created soft-mould sculptures of Volkswagon Beetles to hang on the wall like carcasses and covered a mound of abandoned automobiles in earth to resemble an archeological dig at a land-fill site.

She shares her thoughts on the artistic process, feminism, the business of art, paying too much attention to theory, and the persistent label she's attracted of "political artist."

 

Titles included in this series:

Harold Klunder
Jeff Winch
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Peter Rotter
Kathy Vatcher
Ian Lazarus
Tim Whiten
Claire Weissman Wilks
Gretta Gibney
David Urban
Paul Roorda
Karen Azoulay

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