Story: Post-object and conceptual art

'Real time', 1970

These stills are from a film Leon Narbey made of his 1970 installation, 'Real time', which was the opening exhibition at New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. The interactive work was dependent on the movement of people through various levels of the gallery, which triggered lights and sounds that were transmitted through the spaces. 'Real time' challenged the strict divisions between art, technology and play.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Reference: Leon Narbey, A film of Real Time [film stills]. New Plymouth: 1970

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Courtesy of Leon Narbey

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Christina Barton, 'Post-object and conceptual art - The rise of post-object art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Christina Barton, published 22 Oct 2014