Medium: Artist, 5 electric drills, 4 planers, 80,000 pencils, three 7 x 4 meter photo enlargements of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, opposition leader Bill Hyden, and President of A.C.T.U.(Union) in the space of 5 x 5 x 3 meters.
Duration: 12 minutes
Documentation: Photographs, slides, video and film (Super S).
Location: Adelaide Festival Centre Gallery
Description: Before the performance the artist, along with five assistants, arranges and balances pencils to create freestanding structures roughly 2 meters (6 feet) high. The process of balancing the pencils takes ten hours. In the performance, the artist is buried with pencils out of which he arises slowly. With an electric planer he destroys the pencil structures and slashes photographs. This performance and installation has been seen by 7200 people.