Theo Macdonald

Heart Of Glass (2017)

2 min 31 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

A collaboration between Theo Macdonald and Isabella Dampney. Heart of Glass is a music video for a cover of the Blondie song, produced for the exhibition of the same name at Enjoy Public Art Gallery.

Artist Interview on Radio Active, Wellington (2017).

"Heart of Glass is a collaborative project by Isabella Dampney and Theo Macdonald that plays between pop culture, present day media discourse and the contemporary art history of Aotearoa. Borrowing its name from Blondie’s 1979 hit single and a 1976 Werner Herzog film of the same title, Heart of Glass revolves around a simple intervention: breaking one of Enjoy Public Art Gallery’s windows. During their exhibition, Dampney and Macdonald will seek to engage outlets such as public radio and local newspapers—platforms that were central to social and cultural life during Blondie’s reign at the top of the charts—to discuss their motives. Contemplating a recent history of encounters between contemporary art and the mainstream media in Aotearoa, the artists are interested in the risks and possibilities of actively pursuing such discussions."

Enjoy Public Art Gallery

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