1. Daniel Mudie Cunningham
    Jodie Foster Sex Montage, 2008

    Performed at Bent Western: Live on Stage, Blacktown Arts Centre, 12 April 2008. Featuring Anastasia Zaravinos.
    Music: ‘La vie c’est chouette’ by Jodie Foster, 1977.
    Camera: Lisa Andrew. 4 min 18 sec.

    Whereas Daniel Mudie Cunningham's earlier 1996 performance 'Fucking Jodie Foster' celebrated Foster’s sexual ambiguities and mock recruitment, her actual acknowledgment of long-time partner Cydney Bernard at an award ceremony in 2008 prompted Cunningham to present a more hostile investigation of her persona.

    Performed at the Blacktown Arts Centre, 'Jodie Foster Sex Montage' (2008) restages Foster’s rape sequence from 'The Accused' (1988) — for which she won her first Academy Award — as a slapstick lesbian romp alongside a pinball machine and a projected video montage surveying the legacy of her onscreen heterosexualisation. Cunningham’s attire offers a sinister overtone, alluding directly to Foster’s early role as a teenage prostitute in 'Taxi Driver' (1976). With performance artist Anastasia Zaravinos as a leatherclad dyke, the two revel in various states of sexual delirium, abandonment and mock rape. The reaction of the audience is a mix of uncomfortable cheer and laughter, echoing the gang of men in 'The Accused' who ferociously cheer each other on as they take turns raping Foster’s character also over a pinball machine.

    See 'Jodie Foster Sex Montage (Play Me Now)' featured at this Vimeo channel for a closer look at the video montage backdrop.

    Text by José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
    (Originally published in the catalogue for Oh Industry by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, MOP Projects, 2009).

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  2. Daniel Mudie Cunningham
    Take My Breath Away, 2012

    Performers: Daniel Mudie Cunningham & Dani Marti
    Camera & Editor: Tina Havelock Stevens

    In 'Take My Breath Away' the exchange of human breath between two men is mediated by a white balloon - a shared lung. Meditative and spiritual, the act of sharing breath in this way is suggestive of a life support that animates life as much as it threatens to suffocate and choke.

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  3. Daniel Mudie Cunningham
    Proud Mary, 2012

    Camera: Don Cameron
    Editor: Vera Hong
    Location Assistant: Sebastian Goldspink
    Music: Tina Turner

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  4. Daniel Mudie Cunningham
    Hold Your Breath, 2011

    Documentation of video installation
    The Fall Before Fall, UTS Gallery
    13 September – 14 October 2011

    Animation: Wendy Chandler
    Sound: Heath Franco

    © Daniel Mudie Cunningham, 2011

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  5. Daniel Mudie Cunningham
    Tears Don't Come, 2010

    A self-portrait from 2010. I'm singing along to the song 'Love Changes Everything' by one of my heroes, Sam Phillips.

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    this is my last job scratched frame by frame directly on 35mm film,
    2 months of work, more than 7000 frames
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