SIGNALS: to a Blind Academy. Guerilla Event, with signal flags and Volvo, outside Ivan Dougherty gallery, Sydney, Australia.
The artist standing on a one metre square of building plywood, on the roof of his ancient Volvo. He relearned the Semaphore Alphabet, which he once perfectly knew - as a Wolf Cub. He rotated ninety degrees clockwise at each fumbled mistake. Eventually he remembered the full alphabet, and for the first time in his life he used it in an Emergency, to send warning messages to the main campus of the University of New South Wales. It was time of emergency in the world of art education. And so remains more than twenty three years later.
Photo thanks to Beverley Fielder.
One Kilo of Prime Garlic,
delivered by courier to the Director of C.O.F.A., U.N.S.W. Sydney - on the occasion when the artist was banned from entering upon the campus to give a lecture to the students; at their request. Security guards were alerted to enforce that edict. Instructions were included, directing the director to bury the garlic at the cardinal compass points of the campus. The date happened to be the 31st October, 1998.