Deleting the Monarchy 2005
Deleting the monarchy 2005 West Space
Eaton’s current show in Gallery 3 ’Deleting the Monarchy’, is her final work in the Penal Colony ‘ series. Her silent video projection in the space is quiet and spare: it features a long line of English monarchs (in no particular order), being put through a process of ‘removal’ or ‘deletion’. The image of each monarch is different as Eaton has dipped into various sources including New Idea paparazzi shots, reworked so as to avoid copyright kafuffle. Others are historical, and appear to be from encyclopedias or textbooks, while others are art-historical, featuring old paintings of monarchs.
- exert from Melting Monarchs review, Kate Just 2005
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- 3 minute clip from the 13 minute video -