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AN ARCHIVE OF EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT CARDS, POSTERS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION (1976 – 1982)

£600.00

A group (over 40 separate items) of relatively early ephemeral material from the Australian performance artist covering the period of his extreme body works from the relatively early amplified body events (magnified sounds of internal activities) through the suspension events (where roped-up hooks driven through the artist’s flesh suspended him in the air and supported his weight) to his later “virtual arm” and “third arm” projects.

All in VG to VG+ condition.

The material consists of:

Announcement cards (most with b/w images of the events)

MODULATE/MEDITATE EVENT FOR MODIFIED MAN

Tokyo: Tamura Gallery, 1976

18 x 12 cm, 4pp.

MIND MAPS

Tokyo: Maki Gallery, circa late 1970s

18 x 12.5 cm, 2pp.

STEARC 1971 – 1976 EVENTOS DE CIRCUNVALACIONED AL CUERPO

Mexico(?): La Galeria Del Lago, 1976

13.5 x 20.5 cm, 4pp.

STELARC: SUSPENSIONS

Victoria, Australia, Gryphon Gallery, 1980

20.5 x 15cm. 1pp.

PROJECT STELARC

Victoria, Australia, Gryphon Gallery, 1980

11 x 20.5cm. 4pp. Stapled Xerox (presumed as issued)

OBSOLETE BODY-THE SPLITTING OF THE SPECIES

California: Sushi Gallery, circa 1980

20 x 24 cm. 1pp. Xerox (presumed as issued)

EL CUERPO OBSOLETO: SUSPENDIDO/EXTENDIDO

Madrid: Foro de Arte Contemporaneo, 1981

14 x 21.5cm 2pp.

VENTO PARA LA TERCERA MANO STELARC

Italy: Galeria Sloan Racotta, 1981

24 x 14 cm 2pp

Posters:

AUFHANGE – AKTIONEN

Munich: Galerie Adelgundenstrasse, 1977

30  x 21 cm, 2pp. Folded as issued.

INSERTIONS/EXTENSIONS

Tokyo: Science Museum, n.d. (prob. Circa 1980)

21.5  x 29.5 cm, 2pp. Folded as issued.

SUSPEND / EXTEND

Adelaide, Australia: Experimental Art Foundation, (prob. circa 1981)

29.5 x 21 cm, 1pp. Folded.

AMPLIFIED HANDS (EVENT FOR OBSOLETE BODY NO 5)

n.p. Hosei University, 1982

30  x 21 cm, 1pp. Folded.

AMPLIFIED HANDS (THE THIRD HAND)

n.p. n.p. (probably Hosei University), 1982

21 x 29 cm, 1pp. Folded.

OBSOLETE BODY SUSPENSIONS 1976 – 181 / STELARC

Tokyo: Maki Gallery, 1982

30.5x 21 cm, 1pp. Folded.

Catalogues/handouts:

SYMPOSIUM SIMBIOSIS HOMBRE-MAQUINA

Mexico: Cuidad Universitaria, 1976

26  x 18.5 cm, 1pp. Stelarc’s contribution is ‘Events de Simbiosis "Hombre Maquina"’, other participants are scientists and philosophers.

STELARC: SUSPENSIONS

Australia: The Art Gallery of South Australia, 1979

30 x 20cm. 3pp. Xerox, stapled. 1pp by the artist. 2pp introduction by Ian North. Folded.

EVOLUTION AND THE ARTIST STRATEGIES AND TRAJECTORIES

Tokyo: Tokyo Unitarian fellowship, 1980

27 x 20 cm, 1pp. Folded as issued. Text only (written by Stelarc). Publicity leaflet for a lecture.

REDESIGNING THE HUMAN BODY

Tokyo: Tokyo Unitarian fellowship, 1981

27  x 20 cm, 1pp. Folded as issued. Text by Stelarc in his facsimile hand. Publicity leaflet for a lecture.

UNTITLED PUBLICITY LEAFLET

Victoria, Australia, Gryphon Gallery,1980

27  x 20 cm, 1pp. Folded as issued. Text by Stelarc in his facsimile hand. Publicity leaflet for a lecture.

ACT 3 STATEMENT

n.p., n.p., dated 30/8/82.

27 x 20 cm, 1pp. Folded as issued. Xerox. Text by Stelarc.

EVENT FOR OBSOLETE BODY No. 6

Canberra: n.p., 1982 30 x 21 cm, 6pp.  Lists all Stelarc events from 1975 – 1982.

Statement by the artist and 6 large b/w photographs of a suspension. Folded as issued and then later folded again.

Postcard edition:

18 separate postcards all uniformly 14.5 x 10.5 each documenting a different Stelarc event. All recto a full b/w photograph of the event and verso a descriptive text in English and Japanese of the event. issued Japan. No publisher nor date (probably 1982). An essential collection of scarce source material.

Price is for all items as an archive.

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