The US Studies Centre partnered with the Power Institute and Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney to present a lecture by international guest speaker Michael Fried. In his lecture Fried showed Demand's two minute long stop-motion film Pacific Sun (2011) (the name of a cruise ship struck by seven powerful waves off the coast of New Zealand several years ago), and discussed the film and artist in detail.
Professor Michael Fried
Professor, J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Michael Fried is a poet, art historian, art critic and literary critic. He is Professor, J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities (secondary appointment: Department of the History of Art) at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has written extensively about an array of subjects, spanning abstract painting and sculpture since World War II to French painting and art criticism from the mid-eighteenth century to the advent of Edouard Manet (and beyond).