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Title

November eleven: work in progress

1981

Artists

Peter Kennedy

Australia

1945 -

Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
Alternate image of November eleven: work in progress by Peter Kennedy, John Hughes
  • Details

    Date
    1981
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    analog tape (VHS) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:19:00 min
    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    353.1988
    Copyright
    © Peter Kennedy and John Hughes. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    'November eleven: work in progress' 1981
    1 inch video, 19 minutes
    John Hughes with Peter Kennedy
    Cast: Carolyn Howard, Paul Davies

    ‘November eleven: work in progress’ is the moving image component of an installation work designed by Peter Kennedy1, (installation two in a series of three) using a format identical with the earlier installation and again featuring a painted banner (‘November eleven – An Australian history’, oil on canvas 274 x 305 cm, 1980-1) referencing the tradition of trade union banners, their street performance, and presented here in the service of a critical ‘history painting’.

    The video develops themes and strategies from the earlier video, ‘November eleven’ (1979), deploying advertising, newsreel footage, children’s books as modes of found ‘performance’ in an ironic (‘blue screen’) play of ‘history’ and myth working around the dual constellations: 1890/1975 and 1968/1981.

    1. Art Gallery of NSW (1981), ‘Australian Perspecta: a biennial survey of contemporary Australian art’ (exhibition catalogue)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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