[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: Peter Callas — I Would Have Run But I Had a Heavy Cold

Artist Statement

Single channel video work, 15:00 mins, Sydney, 1980

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 water at the end of the pontoon – and come towards the camera repetitively until I am exhausted. [source: http://scanlines.net/object/i-would-have-run-i-had-heavy-cold]

  • Peter Callas is an Australian artist, curator and writer, particularly known for his pioneering video art using computer graphics made with the Fairlight CVI (Computer Video Instrument) [source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Callas June 2, 2020]