Peter Lyssiotis
1948 Cyprus
7 Disrupted Interviews With History (2007)

Photomontage as an art form began with John Heartfield and George Grosz in Germany as a response to the rise of Nazism. Heartfield’s motto, Use photography as a weapon, is the guiding principle behind Lyssiotis’ 7 Disrupted Interviews With History. On the one hand it is a critique on the death in police custody of Molrunji Doomadgee, and on the other a celebration of the Noongah peoples’ successful native title claim in Western Australia. The dimensions and plain red cover emulates the cover of bibles distributed by Gideons to hotels, motels and schools. 22.5 x 15cm. Published in an edition of 25 on the occasion of the exhibition Lessons in History held at grahame galleries + editions March/April 2007. Signed. Edition 20/25.

Grahame, N 2010, ‘7 Disrupted Interviews with History’, in R. Follett (ed.) Found in Fryer: Stories form the Fryer Library Collection, The University of Library, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia. p. 200, p. 201 (illustrated).
Grahame, N (ed.) 2015, Une historie du livre d’artists australien, numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions. p. 29 (illustrated p. 28).
McQueen, Humphery 2011, ‘The end of everything else’, in M Oppen & P Lyssiotis (eds), The Silent Scream: Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists, Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Petersham. pp. 118-119 (illustrated).

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions