Peter Kennedy

Video & Film

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Gallery: AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation) Adelaide, 2016
Exhibition: Resistance: Peter Kennedy

Curated by Matthew Perkins

photographsstory-sm“The Photographs’ Story”
2004-16, Parts 1-6,
Three channel digital video, sound, 6:20 per part – total duration 38:00, dimensions variable
Performers: Alastair Kennedy, Jillian Murray Kennedy, Peter Kennedy
Camera and Post Production: William Head
Cinematography (drumming sequences): Richard Kickbush
Sound: James Arneman
Sound Mix: Bart Bee
Colour Grade: Brandt Lee
NZ Mountain Photographs: Lloyd Homer, GNS Science
Research and clearances: Penny Chai
Additional footage: Olivia Appleby, John Hughes, Andrew Scollo
Additional research: Tom Zubrzycki

Note: Also designed for optional presentation as six channel digital video, with sound
Read the full text of The Photographs’ Story
 in ‘Short Stories, Small Texts’ on this site.
Read the essay by John Hughes on The Photographs’ Story
in ‘Selected Articles’ on this site.

 


 

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Gallery: AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation) Adelaide, 2016
Exhibition: Resistance: Peter Kennedy

Curated by Matthew Perkins

smalltales-sm“Small Tales and True: A short story in four parts”
2005–2011
Four-channel digital video and sound, total duration 20:23, dimensions variable
Performers: Francesco Acanfora, Greg Brown, Richard Finch,
Julie Forsyth, Eli, Luca and Noah Harris, Jillian Murray Kennedy,
Mike Newman, Mark Shannon
Camera: Stefan Duscio, Mik La Vage
Rough edit: Mik La Vage
Fine edit: William Head
Production Manager: Penny Chai
Sound Mix: Bart Bee
Music: Mik La Vage
Drums: Alastair Kennedy

Read the full text of Small Tales and True in ‘Short Stories, Small Texts’ on this site.


 

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Gallery: AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation) Adelaide, 2016
Exhibition: Resistance: Peter Kennedy

Curated by Matthew Perkins

fugue-sm“Fugue”
1971–2015
Eight-channel digital video and sound, monitors, speakers – dimensions variable
Performers: Peter Kennedy, Barbara Hall and David Ahern
Post Production: William Head
Sound Augmentation: Christopher de Groot
Digital Restoration: Stephen Jones

 


 

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Gallery: AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation) Adelaide, 2016
Exhibition: Resistance: Peter Kennedy

Curated by Matthew Perkins

bodyconcert-sm“Body Concert Part 2: Extended”
1971–2015
Single-channel digital video and sound, duration 6:28
Dimensions variable, edition 3
Performers: Peter Kennedy and Barbara Hall
Post Production: William Head
Sound Augmentation: Christopher de Groot
Digital Restoration: Stephen Jones

 


 

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listenhear2

Gallery: Milani Gallery, Brisbane, 2015
Exhibition: L  I  S  T  E  N  H  E  A  R

fugue-sm“Fugue”
1971-2015
Eleven channel digital video and sound, monitors, wireless speakers.
Dimensions variable, Ed. 2
Collection National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Performers – Peter Kennedy, Barbara Hall and David Ahern
Post Production – William Head
Sound Augmentation – Christopher de Groot
Digital Restoration – Stephen Jones

Note: Optional, single wall display (digitally composited)

 


 

gallery A

Gallery: MCA, Sydney

galleryayears-sm“The Gallery A Years”
1970-2009
Single channel digital video and sound, 11:45 min
Dimensions variable, Ed 10
Collection MCA, Sydney


 

my favourite australian

Gallery: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

favouriteaustralians-sm“My Favourite Australian: Popular Australians and Unsung Heroes”
2008
Single channel digital video and sound, 1:42 min
Collection National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

 


 

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Gallery: Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 1993
Exhibition: Peter Kennedy Chorus: From The Breath of Wings

Curated by Juliana Engberg

chorus-sm“Chorus: The Presence of the Past”
1993
Images Left: Marching drums (with marching snare), 9” and 5” black and white monitors, two loudspeakers, tape recorded marching and other intermittent, amplified sound. Stalin’s hands, refigured as wings (The Angel of History). German army, marching, 1939-40

“Siren: The North (after Mayakovsky)”
1993
Images Right: Loudspeaker with whistle mounted on a steel pole and base with microphone, tripod, cylinder of compressed air, three monitors with video tape loops, two loudspeakers and audio tape recording. Contemporary television commercials – looped; international travel, refrigerator, displaying food, luxury car.

 


 

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Gallery: Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 1993
Exhibition: Peter Kennedy Chorus: From The Breath of Wings

Curated by Juliana Engberg

choruslulu-sm“Lulu: Epilogue and Prologue, with newsreader (The Angel of History)”
1993
Images Left: Two fluorescent tubes with music notation of Berg’s “Lulu” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, 5” black and white monitor with video loop close-up of newsreader’s mouth refigured as angel’s wings – mounted on timber, fixed to tripod and located above illuminated massed recording tape (“Ode to Joy”), resting on pillow at base. Close up of video loop of newsreader’s mouth refigured as wings (The Angel of History), detail.

“… and the utopias. They rise into the sky and turn pale…”
1993
Images Right: Ladder, pillows, 9” black and white monitor at base, and 9” suspended colour monitor at top – with monitors displaying looped video images. Sky (top), heart – beating (below)

 


 

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Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers: this film may contain images of deceased persons.

Gallery: ARC, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Exhibition: D’un Autre Continent: l’Australie, la Reve la Reel

onsacredland-sm“On Sacred Land”
1983-84
John Hughes with Peter Kennedy; Animation: John Hansen
1” video with sound, 18:00 min
Collection: Public collections
Coll. MCA Australia TATE


 

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Gallery: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Exhibition: Australian Perspecta, 1981

november11-b-sm“November Eleven: Work in Progress”
1980-81
John Hughes with Peter Kennedy
1” video with sound, 19:00 min
Performers: Carolyn Howard, Paul Davies
Collection: MCA, Sydney


 

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Gallery: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Exhibition: European Dialogue, Third Biennale of Sydney, 1979

november11-sm“November Eleven”
1978-79
John Hughes, Andrew Scollo with Peter Kennedy
U-matic video, 18:00 min
Sound: John Scott, Robert Moore
Colourising: Robert Randall, Frank Bendinelli
Collection: Art Gallery of WA, Perth

 


Gallery: Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Exhibition: Peter Kennedy – Introductions

“Introductions”
1974-76
Peter Kennedy, David Lourie
16mm colour film and 3/4″ video, with sound, 42:00 min
Collection: UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
(UQ video component, 1974-76, VHS video, colour with sound)


“Other Than Art’s Sake”

1973-74
Peter Kennedy, and US & UK production personnel
16mm black and white film with sound, 40:00 min
Collection: TATE, London (3⁄4” black and white video tape with sound); other institutions


Gallery: Inhibodress, Sydney
Exhibition: Trans-Art 1 – Idea Demonstrations – Peter Kennedy and Mike Parr

“Idea Demonstrations”
1972
Peter Kennedy and Mike Parr with film-makers Aggy Read and Ian Stocks.
16mm black and white and colour film with sound, 47:00 min

Excerpted sequences by Peter Kennedy
Intended as as guide to the development of Kennedy’s work over five decades, these individual contributions to ‘Idea Demonstations’ signal some ongoing interests: his exploration of sound as medium, forms of social and political engagement and modes of performative expression.

 


 

Gallery: Inhibodress, Sydney
Exhibition: Video Tapes by Peter Kennedy and Mike Parr

First screenings – Tuesday, 23 November and Tuesday, 7 December, 1971
Two 1⁄4” black & white Akai reel to reel video tapes, with sound (both tapes by Peter Kennedy)
Collection: NGA, Canberra (Note: digitally restored and exhibited as a multi-screen video/sound installation, “Fugue”, 1971-2015, entered the NGA collection in 2016)