My space program: art of Peter Hennessey

Andrew Frost

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Abstract

Peter Hennessey is an artist who makes sculptures of real world objects that he calls re-enactments sculptures that are exact replicas of space probes and moon rovers, telescopes, armoured cars, the Google street camera and Russian satellites and the debris of meteorites. The documentary surveys his work since 2004 as Hennessy speaks on his passion and interest in technology and about how things that can no longer be seen - such as the Voyager space probe, deep-sea submarines or the debris of explosions - create an intriguing conceptual play between what is real and what is represented in art. Hennessey speaks directly to camera, a fascinating mix of artist and scientist, passionate nerd and master craftsman. Hennessey takes us on a tour of his career survey exhibition at the University of Queensland Art Museum and his Melbourne studio all the while expounding on his vast knowledge of art and science. 30-minute film documentary written and directed by Andrew Frost, first screened on Foxtel Arts in 2016.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBlueprint/Pretty Bad Horse
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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