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10
Jul
14

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: The Songs of Eternity, 1994

 

 

NOW friends. These are really important photographs for me.

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As Minor White’s artist book The Temptation of St. Anthony is Mirrors (1948) is a visual love poem to Tom Murphy, so my artist book The Songs of Eternity (1994) is a visual love poem to my then long-time partner Paul. Both are exceedingly rare books: there are two copies of White’s book and there is one copy of mine.

And yes, the prints are even more beautiful in the flesh (so to speak).

Marcus

 

I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image. Please remember these are just straight scans of the prints, all full frame, no cropping !

*PLEASE NOTE THIS POSTING CONTAINS ART PHOTOGRAPHS OF MALE NUDITY – IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PLEASE DO NOT LOOK, FAIR WARNING HAS BEEN GIVEN*

 

 

The Songs of Eternity

Images and poetry by M. Bunyan 1994

 

I stood at the edge of the precipice / and peered in as William Blake would say

The timepiece of eternity / swung hands through all the hours

so how naive I’ve been / not to see its powers

Did I deceive / or was I led

What a rude awakening / throughout my head

Many fabulous things were said /

many a doubt was in silence bled …

Nothing is certainty but the change – I was must be strong to attain

Depth, spirit, integrity and the rest

This affirmation I will confirm – not in conformity but in my own special way

Not this way nor that but my own path / that one day will whisper gently in my ear

Be strong, for we have much to say / when the sea becomes the sky.

Strong in your arms I become your scent

Lying in my bed the sheets of flowers enfold me

Trusting in my heart I know

Today    Yesterday    Tomorrow

 

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Shroud' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Shroud
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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The Songs of Eternity

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, shadows' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Paul, shadows
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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I stood at the edge of the precipice / and peered in as William Blake would say

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Eternal timepiece' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Eternal timepiece
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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The timepiece of eternity / swung hands through all the hours

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, head covered' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Paul, head covered
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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so how naive I’ve been / not to see its powers

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Pendent #1' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Pendent #1
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Did I deceive / or was I led

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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What a rude awakening / throughout my head

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Many fabulous things were said /

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Suspension #1' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Suspension #1
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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many a doubt was in silence bled …

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Chyralis' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Chrysalis
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Nothing is certainty but the change – I was must be strong to attain

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Décolleté' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Décolleté
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Depth, spirit, integrity and the rest

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, doorway (for Georgia O'Keeffe)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Paul, doorway (for Georgia O’Keeffe)
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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This affirmation I will confirm – not in conformity but in my own special way

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Pendent #2' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Pendent #2
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Not this way nor that but my own path / that one day will whisper gently in my ear

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Shadow, wreath' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Shadow, wreath
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Be strong, for we have much to say / when the sea becomes the sky.

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Madonna, male' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Madonna, male
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Strong in your arms I become your scent

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Suspension #2' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Suspension #2
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Lying in my bed the sheets of flowers enfold me

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, wreath and hands' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Paul, wreath and hands
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Trusting in my heart I know

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series The Songs of Eternity
Silver gelatin photograph

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Today    Yesterday    Tomorrow

 

 

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13
Oct
13

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: Immersion, 1994

 

“What A. feels he is doing, however, as he writes the pages of his own book, is something that does not belong to either one of these two types of memory. A. has both a good memory and a bad memory. He has lost much, but he has also retained much. As he writes, he feels the he is moving inward (through himself) and at the same time moving outward (towards the world). What he experienced, perhaps, during those few moments on Christmas Eve, 1979, as he sat alone in his room on Varick Street, was this: the sudden knowledge that came over him that even alone, in the deepest solitude of his room, he was not alone, or, more precisely, that the moment he began to try to speak of that solitude, he had become more than just himself. Memory, therefore, not simply as the resurrection of one’s private past, but an immersion in the past of others, which is to say: history – which one both participates in and is a witness to, is a part of and apart from. Everything, therefore, is present in his mind at once, as if each element were reflecting the light of all the others, and at the same time emitting its own unique and unquenchable radiance. If there is any reason for him to be in this room now, it is because there is something inside him hungering to see it all at once, to savor the chaos of it in all its raw and urgent simultaneity. And yet, the telling of it is necessarily slow, a delicate business of trying to remember what has already been remembered. The pen will never be able to move fast enough to write down every word discovered in the space of memory. Some things have been lost forever, other things will perhaps be remembered again, and still others have been lost and found and lost again. There is no way to be sure of any of this.”

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Paul Auster. “The Book of Memory,” in The Invention of Solitude, 1982, pp. 148-49

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image. Please remember these are just straight scans of the prints, all full frame, no cropping !.

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled (bandsaw)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled (bandsaw)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Inversion' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Inversion
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Growth 2' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Growth 2
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Starry Night (Burke and Wills memorial)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Starry Night (Burke and Wills memorial)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled (bandsaw)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled (bandsaw)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Four ears' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Four ears
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Such is death' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Such is death
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'The wash house' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
The wash house
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled (bandsaw)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled (bandsaw)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'The place where many men have stood' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
The place where many men have stood
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled (bandsaw)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled (bandsaw)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Singer' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Singer
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

ecce-homo

 

Marcus Bunyan
Ecce homo
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Cluster' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Cluster
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

theoria

 

Marcus Bunyan
Theoria
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Parsnips and potatoes' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Parsnips and potatoes
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Burke and water' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Burke and water
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Growth 1' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Growth 1
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled (comet)' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
Untitled (comet)
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'A(r)mour' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan
A(r)mour
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

 

 

The Greek theoria (θεωρία), from which the English word “theory” is derived, meant “contemplation, speculation, a looking at, things looked at”, from theorein (θεωρεῖν) “to consider, speculate, look at”, from theoros (θεωρός) “spectator”, from thea (θέα) “a view” + horan (ὁρᾶν) “to see”. It expressed the state of being a spectator. Both Greek θεωρία and Latin contemplatio primarily meant looking at things, whether with the eyes or with the mind.

Taking philosophical and theological traditions into consideration, the term was used by the ancient Greeks to refer to the act of experiencing or observing and then comprehending through consciousness, which is called the nous or “eye of the soul” (Matthew 6:22–34). Insight into being and becoming (called noesis) through the intuitive truth called faith, in God (action through faith and love for God), leads to truth through our contemplative faculties. This theory, or speculation, as action in faith and love for God, is then expressed famously as “Beauty shall Save the World”. This expression comes from a mystical or gnosiological perspective, rather than a scientific, philosophical or cultural one. (Text from Wikipedia)

 

 

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20
Jun
13

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: South Yarra and surrounds, 1994

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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*PLEASE NOTE THIS POSTING CONTAINS ART PHOTOGRAPHS OF MALE NUDITY – IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PLEASE DO NOT LOOK, FAIR WARNING HAS BEEN GIVEN*

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Stained glass, cracked' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Stained glass, cracked
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'White door 1' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
White door 1
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Damien, 1994' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Damien, 1994
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Night repair' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Night repair
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Jerry holding a brush, South Yarra' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Jerry holding a brush, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Jerry behind safety screen, Punt Road, South Yarra' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Jerry behind safety screen, Punt Road, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Presence' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Presence
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Nautilus shell in cup' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Nautilus shell in cup
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Jerry with shaved head' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Jerry with shaved head
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Undergrowth' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Undergrowth
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'White door 2' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
White door 2
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Damien sitting outside his flat, South Yarra, 1994' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Damien sitting outside his flat, South Yarra, 1994
1994
Silver gelatin photograph
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Marcus Bunyan. 'Trees, capstone, shadows' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Trees, capstone, shadows
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Damien with snake' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Damien with snake
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Glass bird, Punt Road, South Yarra' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Glass bird, Punt Road, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Easter Sunday' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Easter Sunday
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Capstone, night, Windsor train station' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Capstone, night, Windsor train station
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, cock on anvil' 1994

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Marcus Bunyan
Paul, cock on anvil
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

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12
Apr
13

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: Ignudi, 1994

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This series of photographs is a reconceptualisation of Michelangelo’s Ignudi from the Sistine Chapel. The Ignudi (singular: ignudo, from the Italian adjective nudo, meaning “naked”) are the 20 athletic, nude male figures that Michelangelo painted at the four corners of the five smaller scenes of Creation. Recontextualising the figures implicitly fetches elements from other texts, the meaning of the male body based on its meaning in other contexts and ages (beauty, desire, homoeroticism, nudity, power of the body/phallus), realising a continual unfolding of texts, discourses and conversations in a field of production.

These prints are incredibly rare. There are probably 3 vintage photographs on fibre-base paper of each image at 12″ x 16″ size.

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan. 'The Lovers (Major Arcana)' 1994 from the series 'Ignudi'

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Marcus Bunyan
The Lovers (Major Arcana)
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

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14
Nov
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Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: Circumnavigation, 1992/4

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The titles from this period tend to be poetic, pragmatic or composed, like Japanese haiku. The photographs are a mixture of personal narrative and universal archetype, hence the affinity to Frederick Sommer’s incantation: ‘Circumnavigation of the blood is always Circumnavigation of the world’.

I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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Marcus Bunyan
Doll on chair
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Paul on the balcony, Mcilwrick Street, Windsor
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Paul resting
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Marcus holding his cock
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Post with finial, tree
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
People who live
in glass houses
shouldn’t throw stars
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Paul, Windsor and the city
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Self portrait with punk jacket and flanny
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Release
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Circumnavigation of the blood is always Circumnavigation of the world (for Frederick Sommer)
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Release (cock, hands, cum)
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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Marcus Bunyan
Madonna and child, skull
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

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29
Apr
12

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: objects, cars and places, 1991/2

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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Marcus Bunyan
Two faces
1991

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Fred and Andrew smoking a joint in Paris' 1992

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Marcus Bunyan
Fred and Andrew smoking a joint in Paris
1992

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Unknown landscape' 1991-2

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Marcus Bunyan
Unknown landscape
1991-2

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Marcus Bunyan
Base
1991

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Shower room, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991

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Keep Clear, Virgin Girl
1992

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Two torsos
1991

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Standing stove, plant and broom
1991

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Suspended kitchen
1991

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Marcus Bunyan
Bring me the head of John the Baptist / Man with Big Ears
1992

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Marcus Bunyan
The Windmills of Don Q
1992

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Marcus Bunyan
Where the stars are (after Manuel Alvarez Bravo)
1991

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Fred and Andrew, Sherbrooke Forest' 1992

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Marcus Bunyan
Fred and Andrew, Sherbrooke Forest
1992

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Marcus Bunyan. 'Jeff standing on his Valiant' 1991-2

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Marcus Bunyan
Jeff standing on his Valiant
1991-2

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19
Jan
12

marcus bunyan black and white archive: self-portraits and nudes, 1991/2

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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Marcus Bunyan
Self-portrait in Punk Jacket
1991/2

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Marcus Bunyan
Marcus Sucking His Thumb
1991/2

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Marcus in his Punk Jacket, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Marcus as The Fool (posing for the sculptor Fredrick White)
1991/2

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Marcus Bunyan
Nude, in the Flat, Rear of Derelict House, 455, Punt Road, South Yarra
1992

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Marcus Bunyan
Nude on Floor (with Clifford Last)
1992

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Marcus Bunyan
Nude on Couch, Punt Road, South Yarra
1992

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Nude on Couch, Punt Road, South Yarra
1992

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01
Oct
11

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: portraits 1991/2

Portraits, South Yarra, Melbourne

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

All images © Marcus Bunyan but can be used freely anywhere with the proper acknowledgement. Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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Marcus Bunyan
Andrea with long hair
1991/2

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Andrew in the flat, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Fredrick White, Weapon-Maker
1991/2

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Fred my brother
1991/2

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Fred smiling in the flat, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Fred’s hands
1991/2

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Jerry, Bent Metal, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Jerry, Bent Metal, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Brent in the backyard
1991/2

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Lawrence in the kitchen, Punt Road, South Yarra
1991/2

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Lawrence with strainer
1991/2

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Portrait of Lawrence
1991/2

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Fredrick White
1991/2

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Yvonne Kendall
1991/2

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Lawrence sleeping
1991/2

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Untitled (Lawrence clasping his arms to his back)
1991/2

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16
Jul
11

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘At Newport’ series 1991

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I am scanning my negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever. These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people and things that surrounded me.

Please click the photographs for a larger version of the image; remember these are just straight scans of the negatives !

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1991

‘At Newport’ series

This series of photographs was taken in Melbourne at the old Victorian Railway’s Newport Workshops and formed the second part of my first solo exhibition, ‘Of Myth, Magic and Music’ held in 1991. Some of the titles e.g. ‘Fords are a Joke, GMH are shit’ (1991, below) are taken from the graffiti scrawled on various surfaces. All are silver gelatin photographs on fibre-based paper.

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‘Fords are a Joke, GMH are shit’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Harrys got a…’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Screened figure’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Heavy springs’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘I, Robot’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Large Anvil’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Spring, Turrets, Keep and Ladder’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Big Cogs’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Coronation’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Frank’s Apron’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Hand is fucked, Farm is flooded, Caravan drifted away I’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Hand is fucked, Farm is flooded, Caravan drifted away II’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Hoe with Surging Rainwater’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Forms I’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Forms II’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Forms III’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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‘Forms IV’
from the ‘At Newport’ series
1991

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Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘The Regent Theatre’ series 1991

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After undertaking an ‘Issues in Art Conservation’ subject for my Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne I have become more aware of the fragility of my black and white fibre-based prints and negatives. I have therefore decided to scan negatives made during the years 1991 – 1997 to preserve them in the form of an online archive as a process of active memory, so that the images are not lost forever.

These photographs were images of my life and imagination at the time of their making, the ideas I was thinking about and the people that surrounded me. As such they form part of life – of Melbourne, of Australia and of humanity in general. The preservation of such moments in time are vital to the continuing enrichment of culture. More information…

Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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1991

The Regent Theatre Series

The photographs of the dilapidated Regent Theatre in Collins Street, Melbourne were taken with the permission of the National Trust after the theatre had been closed for 21 years on an open day when the theatre was open to the public. The series formed part of my first solo exhibition ‘Of Myth, Magic and Music’ held in 1991.

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Arts’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Coronation’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Exit’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Music and Light’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Music’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Nocturne’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Untitled’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Six-coned speaker with pillars’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Stairs, bannister, bowl and pillars’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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‘Twin pillars’ from ‘The Regent Theatre’ series
1991

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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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