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Screen Space – Jesper Just


Sat 5 Aug 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 6 Aug 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 7 Aug 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 9 Aug 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Sirens of Chrome is one of Danish-American video artist Jesper Just's most compelling works.

Just’s work is ambiguous, full of life’s uncertainties, a technique that draws viewers into the story allowing insertion of individual memories and associations into his evocative visuals and forceful soundtracks. A group of African-American women in a black Chevy cruise through Detroit’s deserted streets to a plaintive piano soundtrack by acclaimed composer Angelo Badalamenti, who also scored David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The work’s title refers to a vernacular term used to describe the women who added glamour to sales at American auto shows in the 1960s.

Screen Space
A new work is screened in this dedicated space for AGWA’s growing filmic acquisitions.

Image credit: Jesper Just
Sirens of Chrome 2010
Red transferred to Blu-ray disc
Duration 12:38 minutes with sound
Edition 3 of 7
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011.