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Title

Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part I. Performances 1-6 [John's view], 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979


Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -


About

Photographer: John Delacour


Details


Date

1979


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

10 gelatin silver photographs


Dimensions

a - Performance No. 1 [black box]; 23.7 x 35.1 cm; image

a - Performance No. 1 [black box]; 30.4 x 38 cm; sheet

b - Performance No. 1 [Mike and Geoff Parr]; 23.6 x 35.1 cm; image

b - Performance No. 1 [Mike and Geoff Parr]; 30.3 x 38.2 cm; sheet

c - Performance No. 1 [camera]; 35.2 x 23.7 cm; image

c - Performance No. 1 [camera]; 38 x 30.2 cm; sheet

d - Performance No. 1 [seated figure]; 35.1 x 23.7 cm; image

d - Performance No. 1 [seated figure]; 38 x 30.2 cm; sheet

e - Performance No. 2 [ice]; 23.7 x 35.1 cm; image

e - Performance No. 2 [ice]; 30.4 x 38 cm; sheet

f - Performance No. 2 [observer]; 23.7 x 35.1 cm; image

f - Performance No. 2 [observer]; 30.3 x 38.2 cm; sheet

g - Performance No. 3; 23.6 x 35.1 cm; image

g - Performance No. 3; 30.3 x 38.4 cm; sheet

h - Performance No. 4; 23.6 x 35.1 cm; image

h - Performance No. 4; 30.3 x 38.1 cm; sheet

i - Performance No. 5; 23.7 x 35.1 cm; image

i - Performance No. 5; 30.3 x 38 cm; sheet

j - Performance No. 6; 23.8 x 35.1 cm; image

j - Performance No. 6; 30.3 x 38.4 cm; sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Dated l.l. window mount [nos.a-j], ink ".../ .../ ...April/ May 1979".


Credit

Purchased 1980


Location

Not on display


Accession number

246.1980.a-j


Artist information

Mike Parr

Works in the collection

89


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


David Bromfield, Identities: A critical study of the work of Mike Parr 1970-1990, 3: 'Theatre of Self Correction', p119-220, Nedlands, 1991, 168 [illus.], 207-210 [colour illus.].

Charles Green, Off the Wall / In the Air: A seventies selection, 'Living in the seventies', p5-20, Unknown, 1991, 11 [illus.], 17 [colour illus.]. cat. no. 122, It is not known which works from the Black Box series were actually shown in this exhibition.

Gael Newton, Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981, [illus.]. cat.no. 36