On Planting a Native


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.


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

Video courtesy of Michael Lett