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Title The Wonderful world of Professor Cardoso.

Published [NSW] : Enhance : Screenrights, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Artscape (Television program)
Artscape (Television program)
Notes Off-air recordings of the ABC1 television program Artscape broadcast on 24/4/2012. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968.
Credits Director, Emma Watts.
Performers Maria Fernanda Cardoso.
Summary Born in Colombia and now residing in Sydney, Maria Fernanda Cardoso is a Yale graduate and an internationally renowned artist with a reputation for unique installations. Artscape looks at this amazing woman's work as she prepares for an exhibition featuring photographs, footage and 3D models of insect genitalia entitled It's Not Size That Matters, It Is Shape. The exhibition is part of a PhD project titled 'Museum of Copulatory Organs' or MoCo for short. Cardoso says of insect penises, "I was really amazed when I found these beautiful shapes; it changed my whole perception of the world". Currently doing a PhD in Arts and Science at the Sydney College of the Arts, Cardoso jokingly states that she needed the backing of academia otherwise people would think she was "too weird". Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art is highly complimentary of Cardoso's work. "The interesting thing about Maria is that she takes a topic like an animal penis and she teaches us something about it... I don't think anyone has explored this topic over such a long period of time with such intensity." Cardoso's mark was made as an artist in the mid 90s when she created Professor Cardoso's Flea Circus featuring real fleas performing real tricks; trapeze artists, high divers and the odd flea funeral when there was an accident. Following the circus, Cardoso was informed of the flea's unique mating habits, leading her to investigate how things work for other animals.
Original Version Originally produced: Australia : ABC, 2011.
Other author Cardoso, María Fernanda, 1963-
Watts, Emma.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Enhance (Firm)
Screenrights (Society)
Subject Cardoso, María Fernanda, 1963-
Installations (Art) -- Australia -- 21st century.
Art and science.
Animals in art.
Publisher Number BC-0000-035516 Enhance