Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia. In this groundbreaking book, featuring 100 images from William Yang’s personal archive, Helena Grehan and Edward Scheer explore Yang’s self-portraiture across photography, performance and documentary.
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About the Author
Helena Grehan is a Professor in the School of Arts at Murdoch University. She is the author of Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance and Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age. Edward Scheer is a Professor in the School of Arts and Media at UNSW. He has written on art and aesthetics for the Art Gallery of New South Wales, documenta (13), the Biennale of Sydney and the Auckland Triennial.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Regard as if present 13
1 Speaking, acting, narrating: William Yang's slide show performances 29
2 The documentaries 71
3 Private worlds made public: photography, memory and recognition 111
Conclusion: Performing the self in social media: William Yang on Facebook 159
Timeline of monologues 184