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'Hold your breath for as long as possible Light a candle. Hold your finger in the flame for as long as possible', 1972.
Black and white film, 3:28 duration
Inhibodress Gallery, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1973
Performer: Mike Parr
16 mm Camera: Ian Stocks
Sound: Aggy Read.

Ritual and Extreme Actions: Performance Art and its Context


Dr Anne Marsh, Professorial Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, discusses performance art in Australia and internationally with a focus on ritual practice and extreme body actions. This talk will be informed by Mike Parr’s current exhibition at the NGA ‘Foreign Looking‘.

When:Saturday 24 September at 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia, James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free but you need to book

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“Stercus accidit.” — David Hume.