Mike Parr

(Australia 1945 – )

Peter Kennedy

(Australia 1945 – )

Idea demonstrations

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.

Time-based art, Performance, Film
16mm film transferred to digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, black and white, sound
duration: 00:40:00 min, aspect ratio 4:3
Purchased 1974
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© Mike Parr and Peter Kennedy. Licensed by Copyright Agency