Talking about Healesville.
No location: No publisher, possibly 1984 (?).
Clean, played perhaps once.
In 1984 Chris Mann became artist in residence
with the Shire of Healesville in Victoria where he
constructed a drive-through environment in
local MMBW gardens for an audience in cars, with
alternative soundtracks being simultaneously broadcast
on two radio stations.
This piece, Talking About Healesville,
was a community history conceived as a rejoinder
to the American art theorist David Antin - and specifically
his ideas about `talking at the boundaries'.
Unfortunately, the piece also attracted the ire of
shire elders and was suppressed.
The resulting dispute became something of a local issue.