Public address (2006)

Perry, S 2006, Public address (2006), (Creative Work : Visual art).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Public address (2006)
Author(s) Perry, S
Year 2006
Type of work Visual art
Outlet The Unquiet World, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Dates 27 May - 23 July 2006
Medium fibre glass,steel, rubber, sound
Size/Duration 2m x1400mm x 1400mm
Summary "The research aims of the artwork Public Address were to produce a site-specific sculptural installation using humour to comment on the changing nature of public space as a contested site of political dissent. This resulted in an artwork which took the form of a discarded mega-megaphone. The sound usually associated with this portable loud speaking system, traditionally used by protest assembly and march organisers to rally and motivate demonstrators, was replaced by a very loud snoring sound. This is the first time this kind of sculptural work, integrating sound with sculpture, has been done, and as such it demonstrated new ways of creating public dialogue between the public space, its users and art.
Internationally renowned curator Juliana Engberg selected the work for an international exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contempoary Art (ACCA), a leading venue for contemporary art in Australia.
The Unquiet World exhibition showcased the work of 17 high profile national and international artists and achieved a high national impact, with critical reception in the national press, (The Age, The Australian, HeraldSun), national radio and TV coverage. Rawlins, Jarrod The Unquiet World, Art & Australia Vol44 No2, Summer 2006, pp272-7, Political Art, on Deep End, ABC Radio National, Sian Pryor, Juliana Engberg and Chris McAuliffe, 2005. Juliana Engberg: The Unquiet World (catalogue essay), ACCA, 2005. Public address was purchased by Peter Farrell, chairman of the trustees, San Diego Contemporay Art Museum and MD of the medical equipment company Resmed. It is now on permanent exhibition at Resmed headquarters as part of its international art collection."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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