Society of the spectacle 2013

MORTON, Callum

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MORTON, Callum


RUSSELL, Stewart


Society of the spectacle

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digital print on polyester, nylon

Dimensions (H x W x D)

125 x 250 cm

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Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with the City of Melbourne, 2013
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
© Courtesy of the artist, image courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria


Callum Morton, Society of the spectacle, 2013, Stewart Russell, Spacecraft, National Gallery of Victoria, NGV, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Now


This flag by Callum Morton was created as a part of the public art project 'On top of the world: Flags for Melbourne series' that was presented as a part of the 'Melbourne Now' exhibition in 2013-2014. 41 flags designed by artists were displayed on flagpoles across the City of Melbourne and concurrently display in the Great Hall at NGV International. The project was curated by Stewart Russell of Spacecraft Studios. This flat was displayed at the Haymarket roundabout, located at the intersection of Elizabeth Street, Flemington Road and Peel Street.

"My cover ups - very graphic and flag like but I think they’ll work like a ruptured flag (disintegrating graphically). These are all based on coverings of various texts (society of the spectacle) and specific images." - Callum Morton, 2013