Australian Video Art Archive

Barbara Campbell


The Midday Movie and the History of Australian Painting

00:04:50 1997, 2002

Channel 7’s Midday Movie was broadcast into the performance space where Campbell reclined with her head in a large woven basket by the artist, Paul Saint. During the commercial breaks, she muted the sound and in the manner of an exhibition audio-guide, recited a series of prepared scripts on iconic examples of Australian landscape painting which together form the received history of Australian painting.

Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney (1997); Art Gallery of New South Wales (2002).

DVD available.