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Title

Idea demonstrations

1972

Artists

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -

Peter Kennedy

Australia

1945 -

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  • Details

    Date
    1972
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Performance , Film
    Materials used
    16mm film transferred to digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, black and white, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:40:00 min, aspect ratio 4:3
    Credit
    Purchased 1974
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    13.1974
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr. © Peter Kennedy. Licensed by Copyright Agency
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    Mike Parr

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  • About

    Mike Parr and Peter Kennedy were among the founding members of 'Inhibodress', a pioneering artist-run initiative that operated in Sydney in the early 1970s. 'Inhibodress' was an important centre for the radical, conceptual practices that were emerging at that time and which focussed on the expression of ideas rather than the production of aesthetic objects. Artists were beginning to experiment with a broad range of mediums and approaches, from installation and performance to photography, film, video, sound and text.

    Parr and Kennedy’s collaborative performances from this period were investigations into the meaning of certain actions in social and psychological terms. Documented on film under the collective title 'Idea demonstrations', often these early works explicitly addressed the role of the camera in mediating between the performer and audience.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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