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Interior with Views

David Perry

As a work of video art David Perry's most significant work during his Griffith Artworks residency (1975-6) was Interior with Views. It represents a perfect moment in the afternoon – dappled sunlight and a cup of tea. It lasts the time it takes to boil the jug and make a cup of tea, and in that action sums up so much of what makes the Australian manner, encapsulating the quiet steadiness of his life as artist-in-residence. Somehow this simple work brings out the quiet pleasure of the Australian bush while being an elegant and spare reflection on just what video art can be. 

Interior With Views by David Perry, – via Vimeo 
Frame from David Perry's Interior with Views (1976)
Frame from David Perry's Interior with Views (1976)