Stuart Brisley
Moments of Decision/Indecision 1975

Artwork details

Stuart Brisley born 1933
Moments of Decision/Indecision
Date 1975
Medium 18 photographs, silver gelatin print on paper on card
Dimensions Image: 546 x 425 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Not on display

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In the late 1960s artists began to
use their own bodies as a medium of expression in Performance art. These were events which were meant to be experienced live, although they were often recorded in photographs.


For this work, Stuart Brisley gave
the photographer a central role. The 'moments of decision' were those the photographer chose to record; the 'moments of indecision' were Brisley's,
as he struggled to push the paint
around with his body.


August 2004

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