Intercourse with the Artist


Georgia Banks


Melbourne, Australia

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Artist Bio:

Georgia Banks is a Melbourne based artist with a first class MFA from Victoria College of the Arts, working primarily with video, live performance, and the photographic. Her work is predominantly concerned with the concept of malleability and tensility within the relationship between performance art, the document, and reenactment. Banks uses reenactment as a means to explore female subjectivity, entering and often subverting a pre-existing dialogue surrounding gender. Banks’ work has recently been exhibited at Seventh, FELTspace, and M Contemporary, with an exhibition currently showing at Kings Artist Run.


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Artist Statement:

Intercourse With the Artist is a re-performance of Hannah Wilke’s 1978 video piece ‘Intercourse With…’. This video shows Hannah, listening to all of her answering machine recordings. These recordings are played as an audio element in the work – messages from friends, lovers, business associates to name a few. As the work progresses, Wilke strips off her clothes, to reveal that her body is covered in the names of the people whose messages we have just heard. In my re-performance of this work, there are certain themes I want to explore; intimacy, vulnerability, and autobiography.