Public sculpture, Wellington, New Zealand
About Andrew Drummond
A pioneer of performance art, Andrew Drummond first gained recognition during his 1977 performance at Chistchurch Arts Festival in New Zealand, where—naked and tied to a cross—he re-enacted the crucifixion of St. Andrew. Drummond's work was an exploration of life and death, but also an early instance of public nudity in performance art in New Zealand; it led to indecency charges and an oddball reputation, which he has outlived through the longevity and variety of his oeuvre. From a home studio converted from an old power station, Drummond creates kinetic sculptures, installation, video, drawing, and photography for both formal gallery exhibitions and site-specific, primarily outdoor locations. Through his expansive use of media, Drummond explores important environmental and political issues and employs themes of machines, the human body, land, and movement.
New Zealander, b. 1951, Nelson, New Zealand, based in Christchurch, New Zealand