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Bubble Work

Mike Parr
23 November 1971 7 December 1971

BUBBLE WORK(a work for video. From. . '20 SELF-CIRCLES. . PROGRAMMES & INVESTIGATIONS '71')

PART1.
inhale as deeply as you can.
Exhale carefully through about 2inches of rubber pipe dipped in a 50/50sol. of pure glycerine and detergent.
Blow a bubble that includes all of your inhaled breath.
Raise this bubble up until it covers your face.
Hold the bubble in front of your face until it bursts.

PART2.
stand with your back to the camera.
Repeat procedures for blowing bubble as in PART1.
Raise the bubble to your face.
Hold it there until it bursts.
The camera will record a slight start of your head as the bubble bursts.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS: Videoing should commence as the performer begins blowing the bubble and discontinue immediately the bubble bursts.
In the case of Part1. the cameraman should opt for a straight record of the performers face as it shows through the bubble.
In the case of Part2. the cameraman should simply record the performers back and the back of his head for the duration of the work and the slight start of the performer's head when the bubble bursts.

M. Parr(1971.

Sydney
NSW
Australia
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Mike Parr's instruction for Bubble Work, from the Video Tapes at Inhibodress catalogue.
Mike Parr's instruction for Bubble Work, from the Video Tapes at Inhibodress catalogue.