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Title

November eleven

1979

Artists

Peter Kennedy

Australia

1945 -

Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
  • Details

    Date
    1979
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    analog tape (VHS) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:18:00 min
    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    352.1988
    Copyright
    © Peter Kennedy and John Hughes. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    'November eleven' 1979
    U-matic video, 18 minutes
    John Hughes, Andrew Scollo with Peter Kennedy
    Sound: John Scott, Robert Moore
    Video colorizing Robert Randall, Frank Bendinelli

    ‘November eleven’ is the moving image component of an installation work designed by Peter Kennedy for the Biennale of Sydney in 1979.

    Featuring the two combined elements of painted banner (‘November eleven’, oil on canvas, 274 x 305 cm) 1978-79 1, and video (‘November eleven’, U-matic video), this installation was produced in the aftermath of Australia’s “constitutional coup” when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s Labor government was dismissed by the Governor General, Sir John Kerr, on November 11, 1975.

    While the banner references trade union banners of the 1890s – the period when Australia’s constitution was written – the video deploys found material (dada-like) from radio and television coverage of the events of 1975 in a form later known as ‘scratch video’, to evoke an oppositional polemic using the ephemera of broadcasting.

    1. Art Gallery of NSW (1979), ‘European dialogue’, Bienniale of Sydney (exhibition catalogue)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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