On Planting a Native

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On Planting a Native was first performed in 1976 at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, Australia. The original performance was a response to the removal of a Tony Coleling sculpture from the Adelaide Arts Festival. In this 2014 re-performance Jim Allen uses a chainsaw to dismember a native tree placed in a Terracotta pot. Allen reassembles the tree, taping up the stem, branches and leaves to the white wall of the gallery.

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Performed at the Michael Lett Gallery in Auckland on the 19th of November 2014

Video courtesy of Michael Lett