I Spy Surveillance Fly

Newman, Hayley
Building on the rich heritage of performance art since the 1960s, Hayley Newman's work explores the relationship between a performance and its documentation. She uses video, photography and text to document a range of performances that may or may not have taken place. Although quirky and often humorous, these works raise serious questions as to the very nature of performance art and its presentation. 'I Spy Surveillance Fly', 1998; 'Human Resources', 1998; 'Stealth', 1998; 'You Blew My Mind', 1998 and 'Lockjaw Lecture Series', 1998 are part of Newman's 'Connotations Performance Images' series, and were commissioned by Hull Time Based Arts as part of the Year of Photography 1998.
  • Artwork Details: 30.2 x 30.2cm
  • Edition: 2 of 3 (1 artist's proof plus 2 exhibition copies)
  • Material description: colour r-type photograph mounted on aluminium
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC10/2004



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