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03
May
20

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘Sleep/Wound’, 1995-96

May 2019

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Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

 

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it;
but while I drink, I see the sandy bottom and detect
how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but
eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky,
whose bottom is pebbly with stars.

.
Thoreau, Walden

 

 

The series Sleep/Wound appeared in my solo exhibition titled The Cleft in Words, The Words As Flesh, at Stop 22 Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne in 1996.

The series consists of ethereal, intimate photographs of my partner and myself in sleep positions, taken on infra-red film, the only time I ever used such film. I was fascinated (and still am) with the positions of the body in space, and how it moves in different environments.

The second part of the series are photographs of a performance, that of the cutting of my partners back. Paul and I held a dance party at a house on Punt Road in South Yarra where our friend Woody (David J. Wood of Bent Metal fame) was being evicted. The party, naturally enough called Eviction, was held to raise money for HIV/AIDS. Paul and I decorated the house, painting large, colourful kundalini symbols such as snakes and mandalas on the walls. In one room, painted with the seven colours of the main chakras, and to ambient music connected to earth, spirit and cosmos – I cut my partners back. Half the people fled, but the other half recognised the powerful spiritual connection that was happening in the performance (remember at this time, blood in terms of being gay, was tainted because of HIV/AIDS infection). I then smeared Paul’s blood on the walls of the house with my hands, crossing the boundary of the taboo by touching a bodily fluid whist acknowledging something that is essential to human life.

After packing up all the equipment from the party, we both headed to the Tasty nightclub (if any of you remember the Tasty raid) to have a good dance, with the blood still drying on Paul’s back. People were shocked at seeing his cut back. When we got back home at 6am in the morning I took out my trusty Mamiya RZ67 and took these beautiful photographs of one of the most connected, spiritual experiences of my life.

My thankx go to Paul as always for being my muse and partner without whom these experiences and photographs would never have been possible.

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. 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 !

Photographs are available from this series for purchase. As a guide, a vintage 8″ x 10″ silver gelatin print costs $700 plus tracked and insured shipping. For more information please see my store web page.

 

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958) 'Untitled' 1995-96 From the series 'Sleep/Wound'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, born England 1958)
Untitled
1995-96
From the series Sleep/Wound
Gelatin silver print

 

 

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive 1991-1997

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20
Jun
13

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

June 2013

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

 

 

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

Photographs are available from this series for purchase. As a guide, a vintage 8″ x 10″ silver gelatin print costs $700 plus tracked and insured shipping. For more information please see my store web page.

 

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Stained glass, cracked' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Stained glass, cracked
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'White door 1' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
White door 1
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Damien, 1994' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Damien, 1994
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Night repair' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Night repair
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Jerry holding a brush, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Jerry behind safety screen, Punt Road, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Presence' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Presence
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Nautilus shell in cup' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Nautilus shell in cup
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Jerry with shaved head' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Jerry with shaved head
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Undergrowth' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Undergrowth
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'White door 2' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
White door 2
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Damien sitting outside his flat, South Yarra, 1994
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Trees, capstone, shadows' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Trees, capstone, shadows
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Damien with snake' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Damien with snake
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Glass bird, Punt Road, South Yarra
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Easter Sunday' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Easter Sunday
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Capstone, night, Windsor train station
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, cock on anvil' 1994

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Paul, cock on anvil
1994
Silver gelatin photograph

 

 

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12
Apr
13

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: Ignudi, 1994

April 2013

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

 

 

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.

 

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

Photographs are available from this series for purchase. As a guide, a vintage 8″ x 10″ silver gelatin print costs $700 plus tracked and insured shipping. For more information please see my store web page.

 

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

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

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
The Lovers (Major Arcana)
1994
From the series Ignudi
Silver gelatin photograph

 

 

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14
Nov
12

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

November 2012

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

 

 

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

Photographs are available from this series for purchase. As a guide, a vintage 8″ x 10″ silver gelatin print costs $700 plus tracked and insured shipping. For more information please see my store web page.

 

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Doll on chair' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Doll on chair
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul on the balcony, Mcilwrick Street, Windsor' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Paul on the balcony, Mcilwrick Street, Windsor
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul resting' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Paul resting
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Marcus holding his cock' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Marcus holding his cock
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Post with finial, tree' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Post with finial, tree
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stars' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
People who live
in glass houses
shouldn’t throw stars
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Paul, Windsor and the city' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Paul, Windsor and the city
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Self portrait with punk jacket and flanny' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Self portrait with punk jacket and flanny
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Release' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Release
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph.' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Circumnavigation of the blood is always Circumnavigation of the world (for Frederick Sommer)' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Circumnavigation of the blood is always Circumnavigation of the world (for Frederick Sommer)
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Release (cock, hands, cum)' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Release (cock, hands, cum)
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Madonna and child, skull' 1992-94

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Madonna and child, skull
1992-94
Silver gelatin photograph

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, a photographic archive and form of cultural memory, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘Dogs, chickens, cattle’ 1994-95

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