Publication coincides with the exhibition Mike Parr : foreign looking, held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 12 August – 6 November 2016.--From Gallery website.
Essays by Donald Brook, Sue Cramer, Julie Ewington, Adam Geczy, Helen Hughes, Rachel Kent, Anne Marsh, Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Debra Petrovitch, Sarah Rice, Edward Scheer and Alex Selenitsch.
Includes bibliograpical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Art after the expiry date : Mike Parr's moving images / Edward Scheer -- Collaboration / Adam Geczy -- Making a spectacle of himself : Mike Parr's political performances / Julie Ewington -- Mike Parr : performance, ontology, revolt / Anne Marsh -- Performing genealogies : contemporary Australian performance art after Mike Parr / Helen Hughes -- Mike Parr : performing the limits of language / Debra Petrovitch -- Word situations / Elspeth Pitt -- Typewriter+ / Alex Selenitsch -- Life drawing / Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax -- 'Anxiety and invention' : the evolution of Mike Parr's graphic works / Rachel Kent -- Cutting room : digesting the archive / Sarah Rice -- Inhibodress / Sue Cramer -- 'Now wherefore stopp'st thou me? / Donald Brook.
Mike Parr is one of Australia's pre-eminent artists with a practice spanning performance, film, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Emerging from a background of conceptual art in the early 1970s, his interrogatory poems and word works escalated into the provocative performance art for which he is now recognised internationally. The publication brings together 13 essays by Australian artists, poets, curators and critics reflecting on aspects of Parr's long career. The associated exhibition is the first exhibition to bring together Parr's work in all media from 1970 to the present.