Mike Parr

Pushing a camera over a hill

Pushing a camera over a hill by Mike Parr

Artwork Detail

This early performance work was recorded at Moore Park, NSW, Australia. Parr’s works strive to get away from symbolism, and back to the presentation of facts. The title of this work outlines a situation. “I view my performance works as units of experience.” The view from the camera is literally a documentation of the lived experience. Pushing a camera is an instruction piece. Occurring in an era prior to reality TV, the endurance mechanisms of Parr’s performance are a prescient kind of behaviour modification.

Pushing a camera over a hill
Mike Parr
Production date
Aug 1971
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, black and white, stereo sound
7min 25sec
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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