- WILSON Martha, Art Sucks, 1972.
Art Sucks is part three of Martha Wilson’s series of early video performances recorded in Halifax, Canada, which also includes Premiere, Routine Performance and Appearance as Value. These performances show the artist taking on the role of a kind of newcaster philosophing about art. The title of this performance has a double meaning. On the one hand, it denigrates art. On the other hand, the presenter claims dryly that the soul of a person in a colour photograph she is holding up to the camera has been sucked out of it. She declares that eating the pictures will restore this long-lost identity to her. She rips up the photograph and eats it.