Australia's post-Olympic apocalypse?
Scheer, Edward, 1964-. (2008) Australia's post-Olympic apocalypse? PAJ - A Journal of Performance and Art, Vol.30 (No.1 (PAJ 88)). pp. 42-56. ISSN 1520-281XFull text not available from this repository.
On April 8, 2005, at 6.30 p.m., sixty-year-old Australian performance artist Mike Parr commenced a performance action entitled Kingdom Come and/ or Punch Holes in the Body Politic before an audience of mostly students, journalists, and artists at Artspace in Sydney. In a bright orange suit, complete with matching shoes and socks, and a handkerchief in the breast pocket of the jacket, Parr sat on an orange chair beneath powerful lights and a battery of cameras. Attached to the toes of his right foot was a small electrode, which transmitted a low-voltage shock whenever anyone activated the electroshock system by crossing the path of sensors located in front and to the sides of the space where Parr sat. The voltage was just strong enough to force Parr’s body into a momentary spasm and his face to register shock and anger. Crossing the path of the sensors also triggered a microphone and a video camera that beamed a dissolving image of Parr’s surprised, irritated face onto the wall of an adjacent gallery.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Parr, Mike, 1945- -- Criticism and interpretation, Performance art -- Australia|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PAJ - A Journal of Performance and Art|
|Publisher:||M I T Press|
|Number:||No.1 (PAJ 88)|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 42-56|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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