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A new work is screened in this dedicated space for AGWA’s growing filmic acquisitions.

Jesper Just

Sirens of Chrome

8 July – 10 August 2017



Jesper Just Sirens of Chrome 2010

Sirens of Chrome is one of Danish-American video artist Jesper Just's most compelling works.

Just’s work is ambiguous, full of life’s uncertainties, a technique that draws viewers into the story allowing insertion of individual memories and associations into his evocative visuals and forceful soundtracks. A group of African-American women in a black Chevy cruise through Detroit’s deserted streets to a plaintive piano soundtrack by acclaimed composer Angelo Badalamenti, who also scored David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The work’s title refers to a vernacular term used to describe the women who added glamour to sales at American auto shows in the 1960s.


Jesper Just

Sirens of Chrome 2010

RED transferred to Blu-ray disc

duration 12:38 minutes with sound

edition 3 of 7

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011



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