Disquiet (Mediagallery Exhibition)
|When:||Monday, 20 August 2012|
|Season:||Daily except Sundays, 16 August until 29 September|
|Where:||The Film Archive, Wellington|
a work by SJ Ramir
Exhibition curated by Jakki Galloway
Disquiet uses the movement of an anonymous figure through remote environments, to examine metaphysical journeys that are made through landscapes within the mind.
After traveling by foot through a dark, woodland forest, a figure enters into a desolate, desert-like world. Its journey is intercepted by a looming structure – representing visions of society, memory and need – which is explored, but ultimately rejected, leaving the figure to continue on its quest towards an unknown destination.
About SJ Ramir
Originally trained as a photographer, SJ Ramir later moved to digital video - shooting scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes. His work is primarily concerned with exploring existential themes, and the concept of journeys – both physical and metaphysical. His video art and films have been exhibited at public and commercial galleries worldwide, including; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, City Gallery Wellington, The Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, Orexart Gallery, New Zealand, ASU Media Art Center, Arizona, USA, Alsager Gallery, United Kingdom. His moving image work has also been screened at many international film festivals including: 67th Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam (2009 and 2010), and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2009).