Scott Redford – Dead Board 3

Still from Scott Redford's 'Dead Board 3'

Leg of Lamb avoided the throngs of people queueing for the incredibly popular Ron Mueck show at the NGV on the weekend in favour of a wander around the permanent collections.  The highlight was a video work by Queensland artist Scott Redford.

Dead Board 3 features a succession of Ozzie beach babes struggling to saw though styrofoam surfboards.  Their  job is difficult (and comical) given their tiny frames and precarious stance – they kneel on boogie-boards that slide around beneath their bronzed bodies.   As tension mounts, we expect each girl to admit defeat.  Instead, when one babe finally completes the task, she is replaced relay-style by another, and thus the ‘dead boring’ cycle continues…

Work by Scott Redford will feature in Scott Redford versus Michael Zavros at the IMA, Brisbane from 5 June – 17 July, 2010.

Scott Redford – Dead Board 3

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