"Much like Dashper’s painted objects and their photographic variants, the video Studio Songs (1998) is one of several outcomes of a performance with Dashper and a group of musicians (two guitarists, a drummer and vocalist) or, to be precise, they are artists that make musical sound, because Daspher prefers to make recordings of artists rather than musicians. The resultant record sleeve tells us the performers are Dashper, Simon Cuming, Clinton Watkins, Justin Roys, and Miranda Harcourt, and that the event was filmed on Mother’s Day, 10 May 1998. There are three hours of footage in total, which spans the creation of ten 7” records—a series of unique variants resulting from the artist’s Auckland ‘studio’ becoming a recording studio."
Installation view of Shot of Studio Songs (1998) Julian Dashper, in Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand's Julian Dashper, Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska (2006)
In the studio of Thomas Hart Benton, a canvas prepared by Benton on the day he died.
The artist and an assistant place Dashper's C.V. on the wall as a live event documented by the camera.
A 1 second image displays every 15 seconds, to be installed with a second video showing a 1 second image every 15 minutes.
A brief document of the closing of the Venice Biennale.