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UTS ePRESS announces new book – Speech Acts: Richard Grayson and Matt Mullican by Wes Hill

Speech Acts: Richard Grayson and Matt Mullican

UTS ePRESS is proud to announce the release of its latest scholarly publication.

Speech Acts: Richard Grayson and Matt Mullican illuminates the video-based practices of these two internationally acclaimed artists, who use the format of the monologue to construct and narrate hypothetical worlds. The book includes video excerpts of Mullican’s first ever performance under hypnosis in Australia and a selection of Grayson’s scripted compositions, which combine political acuity with dry wit.

Having curated Grayson and Mullican in a 2015 exhibition at UTS Gallery, author Wes Hill unpacks them further in this fascinating work, examining their obsessions with language, performance and the nature of interpretation.

Warning: this book contains video performances which will engage, unsettle and stimulate!