Documentation of a Video Installation, Exhibited at Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
Plat du jour is about the accruements of glamour and decoration, and a humorously dry celebration of this. It is pop, trash and home-made. It is about dressing up and ‘playing’ at beauty. Like Andy Warhol’s celebration of the aesthetic of surface, this piece explores a scene where all beauty is ‘man-made’.
The climax at the end of this short piece, (or the ‘money shot’ – call it what you will) in all its sweet, dripping, stickiness, is perfection on a plate. It’s the “I love you”, the chase sequence, or the falling in a hail of bullets at the end of the movies we love.