Mike Parr

(Australia 1945 – )

Peter Kennedy

(Australia 1945 – )

Idea demonstrations

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1972
Media
Time-based media, Film
Medium
16mm film, colour and black and white, optical sound, 40 min
Credit
Purchased 1974
Accession number
13.1974
Copyright
© Mike Parr and Peter Kennedy. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.