From dance to politics, Still will take viewers on a journey through an intricate journey. Using a video camera in a fixed position, five artists – Murray Hewitt, Melissa Irving, John Lake, Marie Shannon, and Daniel vonSturmer – have produced work that consciously critiques cinematic and
From May 11 – June 23, the exhibition will run in mediagallery, the Archive’s onsite gallery space. Curated by Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hanson, Still is the first of four exhibitons presented under the banner of the Curator At Large programme.
Established this year, the Curator at Large is a new initiative inviting subject experts to explore the Archive’s collections. The theme for 2012 is video art and Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hanson, from SHOW have been appionted as the Curators at large. The series of four exhibitions will explore current themes and approaches to video art showcasing work by emerging and established New Zealand artists.
Wellington based both artist have an extensive art background. Gillam trained at Carrington Polytechnic and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Currently living in Wellington, she lectuers at the School of Fine Arts at Massey University
and is co-director of the artist run project space, SHOW. Hansen (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta) also lectures at Massey University College of Design, Fine Arts, and Music. Graduating from the University of Canterbury and RMIT University, he has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and is also co-director of SHOW.
In Still, artists produce work using a video camera in a fixed point of view. Wide ranging in scope, from the formal and minimal to political documentary, the exhibition includes performance made for video, works that consciously critique the cinematic or photographic record, and works by photographers who might instinctively use the video camera in this way.
An Artists Floor Talk will be held at 5.30pm on Friday 18 May.
May 11 – June 23
mediagallery Film Archive
84 Taranaki Street