Australian Video Art Archive

Arthur Wicks


the Battlefield at ADFA 1990

00:47:33 1990

The 1st performance of ‘the Battlefield’ consisted of a war game between a Western & an Arab warrior. This work pre-dated the 1st Gulf War by 6 months.

It was developed specifically for the Assembly Hall of the Australian Defence Academy (ADFA) in 1990, but later it became part of The Trilogy performed at Sydney Biennale in 1992.

Camera: ADFA
Sound: Peter Wells & Derek Kreckler;
Monologue: Arthur Wicks;
Performance protagonists: Jack Cheslyn & Rob McDonald.

DVD available.