Where's Mickey?, 2002
Lamda print from Polaroid original
109 x 90.5 cm; Paper size: 100 x 80
Edition of 15 + 2 APs

Where’s Mickey? plays on the Australian slang phrase ‘Mickey Mouse’, used to refer to something that is substandard, poorly executed or amateurish. Mickey Mouse is also the archetypal figure of an (often white) American consumerist culture. In this portrait of Luke Captain, Deacon pokes fun at the cartoon icon, suggesting his animated spirit has possessed the body of an Aboriginal Australian man, who is dressed as

a woman. 

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