(England, Australia 08 Jul 1936 – 06 Oct 1996)
(1950 – )
Still from 'Silvia paints Pat #2'
- 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.
- gelatin silver photograph
- 14.0 x 9.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- National Art Archive. Gift of Richard Larter 1999
- Accession number
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