The Artist's Mind

1996, 31 min, color, sound

In commemoration of Damien Hirst's 1995 Turner Prize, Bag made The Artist's Mind, which takes the form of a PBS-style show chronicling a day in the life of a contemporary visual artist. In this episode, aspiring sculptor/painter "Damien Bag" demonstrates his creative process, which begins with eating breakfast, shopping at Wal-Mart and scouring the local highways in search of fresh road kill. Prompted to discuss his work, Damien says his pieces represent "a form of duality" and "a lot of metaphors." Not for the faint of stomach, The Artist's Mind unflinchingly satirizes the ugly underbelly of art as commodity with pitch-dark humor.


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