ACW’s emphasis on dissolving boundaries between art and everyday life influenced a generation of younger artists, including the Melbourne artist collective DAMP, established by a group of ex–Victorian College of the Arts students under the mentorship of Lowe in 1996. DAMP’s notorious work Punchline , staged at 200 Gertrude Street (now Gertude Contemporary) in 1999, was based on the idea of an artist’s ‘worst nightmare’ on opening night. The work comprised a series of incidents, such as the disturbance of speeches, a lovers quarrel and ‘accidental’ damage to works of art, that eventually escalated into a full-scale brawl. An installation and video footage that documents this iconic work has been recreated by current members of the collective especially for this exhibition.
Examples of potentially disqualifying evidence
Past due accounts, discharged debts, late payments, collection accounts, civil judgments and/or bankruptcy; failure to exercise fiscal responsibility commensurate with income; failure to follow all traffic laws; numerous moving and non-moving violations; at fault traffic accidents; terminations or suspensions from work; reprimands or counseling for poor work performance (including Military service); failure to meet obligations (for example, auto insurance, auto registration, selective service registration, IRS requirements, child support obligations, etc.); law enforcement contacts, arrests, and convictions (as appropriate); other than Honorable discharge from the military.