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An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr An image of Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979 by Mike Parr

Mike Parr

(Australia 1945 – )

Title
Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction, Part 1. Performances 1-6, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, April-May 1979
Year
1979
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
28 Cibachrome photographs
Dimensions

a - Performance No 1. [Birds]; 35.9 x 29.3 cm; image

a - Performance No 1. [Birds]; 40.6 x 30 cm; sheet

b - Performance No 1. [chair with blue background]; 36 x 29.3 cm; image

b - Performance No 1. [chair with blue background]; 38.3 x 30.6 cm; sheet

c - Performance No 1. [Mike Parr -profile]; 35.5 x 29.5 cm; image

c - Performance No 1. [Mike Parr -profile]; 41 x 30.5 cm; sheet

d - Performance No 1. [Geoff Parr -profile]; 35 x 29.2 cm; image

d - Performance No 1. [Geoff Parr -profile]; 39.1 x 30.3 cm; sheet

e - Performance No 2. [Mike Parr on table]; 29.6 x 36 cm; image

e - Performance No 2. [Mike Parr on table]; 30.6 x 38.6 cm; sheet

f - Performance No 2. [Julie Parr on table]; 24.2 x 35 cm; image

f - Performance No 2. [Julie Parr on table]; 30.6 x 41.9 cm; sheet

g - Performance No 2. [mirror on red background]; 35.7 x 29 cm; image

g - Performance No 2. [mirror on red background]; 37.2 x 30.4 cm; sheet

h - Performance No 2. [Julie Parr in ice]; 35.2 x 28.7 cm; image

h - Performance No 2. [Julie Parr in ice]; 40.5 x 29.9 cm; sheet

i - Performance No 3. [oil spill on plastic]; 35.9 x 29.5 cm; image

i - Performance No 3. [oil spill on plastic]; 37.9 x 30.4 cm; sheet

j - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr, reflection in mirror; 36 x 29.5 cm; image

j - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr, reflection in mirror; 40.4 x 30.7 cm; sheet

k - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr and chickens, reflect; 38.8 x 29.5 cm; image

k - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr and chickens, reflect; 40.8 x 30.4 cm; sheet

l - Performance No 3. [Julie Parr and chickens, reflec; 29.5 x 35.8 cm; image

l - Performance No 3. [Julie Parr and chickens, reflec; 30.4 x 41 cm; sheet

m - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr covered in plastic sh; 36 x 29.8 cm; image

m - Performance No 3. [Mike Parr covered in plastic sh; 41.2 x 30.5 cm; sheet

n - Performance No 4. [Mike Parr foreground, Julie Par; 36 x 29.2 cm; image

n - Performance No 4. [Mike Parr foreground, Julie Par; 40 x 30.6 cm; sheet

o - Performance No 4. [Mike Parr and oil spill]; 35.8 x 29.8 cm; image

o - Performance No 4. [Mike Parr and oil spill]; 38 x 30.8 cm; sheet

p - Performance No 4. [oil spill]; 35.7 x 28.8 cm; image

p - Performance No 4. [oil spill]; 37.6 x 30.1 cm; sheet

q - Performance No 4. [Geoff Parr]; 36 x 29.5 cm; image

q - Performance No 4. [Geoff Parr]; 41 x 30.4 cm; sheet

r - Performance No 5. [baby on right hand side]; 36.2 x 29.5 cm; image

r - Performance No 5. [baby on right hand side]; 42 x 30.4 cm; sheet

s - Performance No 5. [Geoff Parr]; 29.5 x 36 cm; image

s - Performance No 5. [Geoff Parr]; 30 x 40.4 cm; sheet

t - Performance No 5. [male figure on chair]; 36 x 29.5 cm; image

t - Performance No 5. [male figure on chair]; 40.3 x 30.5 cm; sheet

u - Performance No 5. [baby and chair, mirror in backg; 35.8 x 29.3 cm; image

u - Performance No 5. [baby and chair, mirror in backg; 37.6 x 30.2 cm; sheet

v - Performance No 5. [Mike Parr on chair]; 36.2 x 29.4 cm; image

v - Performance No 5. [Mike Parr on chair]; 42.9 x 30.4 cm; sheet

w - Performance No 6. [Geoff and Julie Parr hanging ba; 29.2 x 35.3 cm; image

w - Performance No 6. [Geoff and Julie Parr hanging ba; 30.3 x 40.8 cm; sheet

x - Performance No 6. [Geoff Parr hanging banner]; 29.8 x 36 cm; image

x - Performance No 6. [Geoff Parr hanging banner]; 30 x 40.6 cm; sheet

y - Performance No 6. [Julie Parr sitting on chair]; 29.3 x 36 cm; image

y - Performance No 6. [Julie Parr sitting on chair]; 30.5 x 37.2 cm; sheet

z - Performance No 6. [body on floor in foreground]; 29.5 x 35.6 cm; image

z - Performance No 6. [body on floor in foreground]; 30.6 x 40.3 cm; sheet

aa - Performance No 6. [Julie and Geoff Parr sitting on; 35.7 x 29.5 cm; image

aa - Performance No 6. [Julie and Geoff Parr sitting on; 40.8 x 30 cm; sheet

bb - Performance No 6. [bound body]; 35.7 x 25.5 cm; image

bb - Performance No 6. [bound body]; 42 x 30.5 cm; sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. window mount [nos.a-bb], ink "...Mike Parr.../.../...April/ May 1979".
Credit
Purchased 1980
Accession number
37.1980.a-bb
Copyright
© Mike Parr. Photograph by John Delacour
Location
Not on display
Further information

Photographer: John Delacour

Bibliography (5)

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.

Bernice Murphy, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Contemporary Art - Australian, European and American', pg. 37-46, Sydney, 1981, 38, 43 (illus.). cat.no. 10

Bernice Murphy, The Australian Bicentennial Perspecta, 'Mike Parr', Sydney, 1987, 73 (illus.). This work was not in the exhibition but is illustrated in the catalogue.

Gael Newton, Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981, (illus.). cat.no.36, Four cibachrome photographs were used from the series of 28 but it is not sure which four.

Exhibition history (3)

Project 38- Re-constructed Vision, Contemporary work with photography (1981), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Jul 1981–23 Aug 1981

Three years on: acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981

Off the Wall / In the Air: A seventies' selection, Monash University Gallery, Clayton, 28 Jun 1991–10 Aug 1991