An image of Still from 'Silvia paints Pat #2'

Pat Larter

(England, Australia 08 Jul 1936 – 06 Oct 1996)

Silvia Jansons

(1950 – )

Still from 'Silvia paints Pat #2'

Location
Not on display
Further information

Silvia Jansons painted Pat Larter’s body in two separate sessions during 1978. These two performances are known as ‘Silvia paints Pat #1’ and ‘Silvia paints Pat #2 (again!)’. Both sessions were originally filmed on Super8 film, without sound. The first body painting performance was done on 2 September. At the start of it, Pat Larter held up a story board with the inscription: ‘Pat and Richard Larter with Silvia Jansons/Armidale 1978’. Pat Larter’s body was painted with two different designs during ‘Silvia paints Pat #1’ and ‘Silvia paints Pat #2’. The first design in this second performance was based on a web with an open mouth in the middle of Pat’s body. The second design was chequered. Both films were shown in a retrospective of Pat and Dick Larter videotapes and films at the Sculpture Centre, Sydney, as part of the 1979 Biennale Alternatives.

Year
1978
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
14.0 x 9.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Richard Larter 1999
Accession number
ARC153.1015.5
Copyright
© Estate of Pat Larter © Richard Larter. Licensed by Copyright Agency