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Peter Lyssiotis
Australia, born Cyprus 1948


7 Disrupted Interviews With History
Masterthief 2007

Photomontage as an art form began with John Heartfield and George Grosz in Germany as a response to the rise of Nazism. Heartfield’s motto, “Use photography as a weapon”, is the guiding principle behind Lyssiotis’ 7 Disrupted Interviews With History. On the one hand it is a critique on the death while in police custody of Molrunji Doomadgee, and on the other a celebration of the Noongah peoples’ successful native title claim in Western Australia. The dimensions and plain red cover emulate the bible we find in hotel rooms. 22.5 x 15.0 cm. Published in an edition of 25 on the occasion of the exhibition Lessons in History held at grahame galleries + editions March/April 2007. Edition 20/25
Grahame, N 2010, ‘7 Disrupted Interviews with History’, in R. Follett (ed) Found in Fryer: Stories form the Fryer Library Collection, The University of Library, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia. p. 200, p. 201 (illustrated).
McQueen, H 2011, ‘The end of everything else’, in M Oppen and P Lyssiotis (eds), The Silent Scream: Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists, Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Petersham. pp. 118-119 (illustrated).