As Christmas approaches we invite you to the final events in the 2008
Pelorus Trust mediagallery calendar. Thanks to all of our exhibitors,
co-hosts, installers, audiences and supporters in the Wellington Arts
community for a wonderfully rich programme of events. Just before we
bid farewell to the year of the Rat, the Reef and the Potato (!) we
hope you join us for these final stellar events.
Meshes of the Afternoon
a film by Maya Deren with discussion by Sriwhana Spong and Vivian Lynn
Presented by the Adam Art Gallery
Saturday Dec 6, 5pm
The Rainbow Reels
an exhibition by Tessa Laird
Opening Tuesday Dec 9, 5.30pm
Meshes of the Afternoon is one of the most influential works in
American experimental cinema. A non-narrative work, it has been
identified as a key example of the "trance film," in which a
protagonist appears in a dreamlike state, and where the camera
conveys his or her subjective focus. Artists Sriwhana Spong and
Vivian Lynn will use Deren’s film as a springboard to consider the
sources and procedures of their own practices which likewise seek to
develop a visual language and forms specific to their experiences.
This events marks the conclusion of Sriwhana Spong's Film Archive
exhibition Myth and Practise and the continuing Adam Art Gallery
survey of Vivian Lynn's career entitled I, Here, Now.
The Rainbow Reels
Earlier this year artist Tessa Laird was asked to curate a summer
exhibition responding to material from the Archive's collections.
Given such a vast resource she decided to impose a (rather arbitrary)
guiding theme, choosing the seven official colours of the rainbow -
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo or violet. In The Rainbow
Reels some of the connections are obvious (eg: summer flowers) while
others are more obscure – the black and white footage of Mao Tse
Tung comes from a 1957 Hayward Films documentary Inside Red China.
The opening of The Rainbow Reels will also feature live music from
The Alphabet Bomber, a rock 'n roll duo consisting of brothers Arlo
and Tom Heynes who between them have an average age of of 13, and a
songbook inspired by The Ramones and The Cramps! Come along to
celebrate The Rainbow Reels and the holiday season.
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I met Pip last year from EngageMedia collective in Melbourne. They have a good site for video sharing site for the Asia/Pacific region - and they share the PLUMI open source software that they use to make the site if you want to make your own:
I just created a page <http://www.engagemedia.org>
beats YouTube? (better encoding)...
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