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1986  
A Burning Church, Peter Callas, Video Installation

installation incorporating video, 1986“Ohya Underground” Ohya Quarry, Utsonomiya, Japan (1986) A small field monitor was placed on a menhir-like structure built of three pieces of quarried stone in the cavernous space of the Utsonomiya quarry near Nikko, Japan. The looped hand-drawn imagery, which is CVI-generated, is of figures fleeing a burning...

1989  
A Hole to China, Peter Callas, Video Installation

installation incorporating videos and built structures, 1989“In Transit” Festival of Canterbury, Canterbury (1989) Produced for “In Transit”, an exhibition of work by Australian artists in Canterbury, Kent, UK. The site was in a disused upmarket car show room which was scheduled to be demolished. A mandatory archaeological trench had been dug....

1988  
A House Divided, Peter Callas, Video Installation

installation incorporating videos and built structures, 1988“Ars Electronica” Bruckner Haus, Linz, Austria (1988)

1981  
A Story Story, Peter Callas, Video Installation

(with Diane Lloyd) three monitor installation 20:00 mins, 1981The Sydney Studio (1981) A Story Story was a 3 monitor piece predicated on the fact that all analogue tape decks in the era in which this tape was made (1981) ran at slightly different speeds. The three tapes all carry identical sound...

1991  
Adelaide Festival Video, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Adelaide Festival Video (1991), 00:30 mins, Sydney/Adelaide. CVI and Abekas A64 imagery used to create an electronic ‘poster’ to accompany the print poster which I produced for the 1992 Adelaide Festival. [Peter Callas]

1991 830 Nov  
AIVF '91 - Peter Callas - Our Potential Allies (1980 & 1991), Peter Callas, Video Installation

The Australian International Video Festival, 1991 - Video Installation Peter Callas - Our Potential Allies (1980 & 1991)

1992  
Ambient Alphabet (c of meaning), Peter Callas, Video Installation

Ambient Alphabet (c of meaning) (1992), 5:16 mins, Tokyo.

1987  
Australian Video Festival Commercials, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Australian Video Festival Commercials (1987), 2 x 00:30 mins, Sydney. CVI imagery used as call for entries for the Australian Video Festival. [Peter Callas]

19901993  
Bilderbuch fur Ernst Will (Ernst Will's Picture Book): A Euro Rebus, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Bilderbuch fur Ernst Will (Ernst Will's Picture Book): A Euro Rebus (1990-93), 11:00 mins, Sydney.

1986  
Bon Voyage, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Bon Voyage (1986), 4:35 mins, Tokyo. Produced for the theatre group Island (directed by Koharu Kisaragi) for the opening event of Seed Hall, an event space atop Seed department store in Tokyo in 1986. The imagery utilises a similar two frame animation technique elsewhere employed in the tape Double Trouble. The...

1980  
Curtain, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Curtain (1980), 4:00 mins, Sydney. Curtain is an early experimental work in which Callas’ physical presence is of central importance. In this work, close-ups of the artist’s face are intercut by a photograph of a night time streetscape illuminated by street lights. The filmed movement of transparent layers of lithographic film...

1986  
Double Trouble, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Double Trouble (1986), 5:23 mins, Tokyo. One of the earliest works made by Callas using a Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (CVI) processor, a pioneering compositing and special effects system he utilised regularly from the mid 1980s to early 90s. The CVI was a hybrid of video and computing technologies which enabled...

1986  
East Meets West (Sandii & the Sunsetz), Peter Callas, Single channel video work

East Meets West (Sandii & the Sunsetz), (1986), 3:37 mins, Tokyo Music video produced for Sandii and the Sunsetz. [Peter Callas]

1981  
Elementary Alphabetical, Peter Callas, Video Installation

three monitor installation, 20:00 mins, 1981Roslyn Oxley Gallery Sydney (1981) and “A Different Perspective” Artspace Sydney, (1981)

1986  
How to Make the Famous Pisco Sour: A Videotape in Three Locations, Peter Callas, Video

How to Make the Famous Pisco Sour; A Videotape inThree Locations (1986), 16:10 mins, Tokyo.

1980  
I Would Have Run But I Had a Heavy Cold, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

I Would Have Run But I Had A Heavy Cold (1980), 15:00 mins, Sydney. In I Would Have Run But I Had A Heavy Cold I enter the water beside a pontoon on the Hawkesbury River near Sydney. As speedboats zoom by with skiers in trail I crawl out of the...

1987  
If Pigs Could Fly (The Media Machine), Peter Callas, Single channel video work

If Pigs Could Fly (The Media Machine), (1987), 4:20 mins, Sydney.

1985  
Image Music, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Image Music: Tim Donahue (1985) 4:43 mins, Tokyo. Image Music was the first piece I completed with the Fairlight CVI. It was made for American musician Tim Donahue, who was living in Tokyo and had invented a marvelous instrument which he called the “harp guitar”.The tape consists of impressions of the music...

1986  
Karkador, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Karkador (1986), 2:55 mins, Tokyo. Commissioned by Pioneer Laser Disk for a project titled “AV Cocktail” (representing the 5th anniversary of laser disk in 1996). Produced by Tyrell Corp, Tokyo with music by P-Model.

1986  
Kinema No Yoru / Film Night, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Kinema No Yoru (Film Night) (1986) 2:15 mins, Tokyo.

1983  
Kiru Umi No Yoni / Cutting Like the Ocean (Version I), Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Kiru Umi No Yoni / Cutting Like the Ocean; A Didactic Document Version I, (1983), 21:53 mins, Tokyo.

1986  
Kiru Umi No Yoni / Cutting Like the Ocean (Version II), Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Kiru Umi No Yoni/Cutting Like the Ocean; A Didactic Document, Version II, (1986), 21:53 mins, Tokyo.

1986  
Kommunication, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Kommunication (1986) 4:28 mins, Tokyo. The silhouettes of figures (drawn with the keys of a character generator) move in and around a series of television sets. A reworking of the imagery of Nin Nin utilising the Fairlight CVI and A/B rolls. [Peter Callas]

19941999  
Lost in Translation, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Lost in Translation (1994-99), 6:00 mins, Sydney/Brazil/Karlsruhe. “The double movement of displacement and circulation, loss and regeneration, constitutes a means of uncovering the disjunction between history and memory [in Latin America].” -[Charles Merewether]

1982  
Massage, Peter Callas, Single channel video work

Massage (1982), 7:00 mins, Sydney. In Massage (made with Dianne Lloyd) an actor (Geoff Miller) is being massaged with chromakey coloured grease paint. The images which appear within the chromakey areas are generic “media” images.1 1. Peter Callas from “Peter Callas: Initialising History, video works 1980-1999”