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cotton nightdresses, wire coathangers, cotton thread
(a-c) 215.0 × 900.0 × 500.0 cm (variable) (installation)
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Mo√ęt and Chandon Art Acquisition Fund, Governor, 1996
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Conversation consists of two outsized white cotton nightgowns, modelled on nineteenth century nightgowns, suspended in a blue painted space. The arms of each nightgown hang down to fold upon the floor and are connected. Down the front of each nightgown is a list of words, English and French respectively, embroidered in red cotton. Each word on a nightgown is connected with a red cotton thread to its opposite word on the other.