Parallel Realities: The Development of Performance Art in Australia
The first half of Parallel Realities describes the social and political events that led to the appearance of Australian performance art as a major art form from the mid-1960s to today. Neil Howe traces its history through the work of fifty artists including the Lindsay family, the Angry Penguins, Barry Humphries, The Yellow House and more recently, Kevin Mortensen, Stelarc and Dale Frank; and Christo’s Wrapped Coast.
Original documentation provided by thirty leading artists and groups who have featured in this field since the 1970s form the second half of this book.
Parallel Realities: The Development of Performance Art in Australia traces the gestation of performance art from its precursors in theatre, dada, happenings, fluxus and conceptual art to the various forms of performance art that exist today.ge of the incredible diversity of landscapes that make up this vast continent.”