MIC Toi Rerehiko presents
August 29 - 11 October.
OPENING RECEPTION Frid August 29th, 6pm @ MIC Toi Rerehiko, Level 1,
321 K-Rd, Newton, Auckland.
MIC is privileged to welcome the return of Christine Webster, one of
New Zealand's most prodigious and well-respected talents working in
photography and video. Christine Webster will be exhibiting 'Le
Dossier', a deeply evocative and erotically charged rumination on
cultural mores as they relate to sexuality as well as a sophisticated
critique of the role of representation in both maintaining and
challenging culturally sanctioned categories of decency. A new version
of the video installation 'Blindfield' will be shown alongside 'Le
Dossier' and explores the role of the individual in relation to
structures of power. Webster will also be presenting her latest
multi-screen video and sound installation 'ViGil', which examines
issues around desire and vulnerability, intimacy and control amongst
various heterosexual, bi-sexual, gay and asexual participants.
'Le Dossier' 2006
Three women shut themselves away in a chateau in France to mime out
erotically charged actions related to events dredged up from a
scandal, which had occurred in Toulouse. The building becomes a
repository or vessel for these actions, its fragile structure and
surrounding gardens heavily marked by time, but leaving no traces of
evidence. Kyla MacFarlane
C-type prints (20" x 28")
Blindfield is not by any means a sentimental film work. It is instead
a cautionary tale that gives visibility to the voiceless; uncovering
what resides in residues of a past asylum. With the knowledge that her
Grandmother had received Electric Shock Treatment, Webster set out to
explore what it means to be institutionalized. There is a constant
sense of waiting or foreboding without resolve however the viewer is
given the power to question what is seen. Laura Earley
A video work
Vigil is a multi-screen installation presenting a number of seated
nudes. This work explores issues around desire and vulnerability,
intimacy and control, examining differing perceptions about sexuality.
A collection of subjects of differing sexual orientations occupy
eleven monitors. The nudes are strangely distanced, playing the role
of observers whilst audio tracks provide intimate confessional
A multi-screen video and sound installation
MIC Toi Rerehiko, 321 Karangahape Rd,
August 29 - 11 October
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tue - Fri, 10am – 6pm Sat, 11am - 4pm
The Auckland Film Archive is pleased to present a new exhibition
curated by The Audio Foundation.
OPENING: 3 Sep, 6 pm
3rd Sep – 30th Sep
1st Floor, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm
Seeking to underline the acoustic perspective in a predominately
visual culture, the Audio Foundation asked five artists to explore
the notion of transforming light or optical information into sound.
Included with the exhibition will be a limited edition CD showcasing
Solarbotic Guitar Solo 3 was performed on the back porch by a simple,
solar powered robot rolling around on a saucer balanced on the
strings of an electric guitar plugged into a small, battery powered
amp. A human did not touch this guitar at all during the performance.
Adam Willetts is a musician and artist whose practice shifts casually
between hi-tech and handcrafted as he explores relationships and
interfaces between people, technology and popular culture. His use of
DIY electronics, radio, computers and game controllers creates
dynamic and surprising live performances that carefully balance
elements of fragile beauty with violent eruptions of static,
electromagnetic interference and feedback. He also creates sculptures
in a variety of mediums including ceramics and electronics. Adam has
been performing and exhibiting throughout New Zealand and
internationally since the late 1990s featuring at numerous festivals
and exhibitions including, Lines of Flight 2006 (Dunedin), TASIE 2006
(Beijing), S3D 2007 (Auckland), and Cloudland at ISEA 2008 (Singapore).
Joyoti Wylie was born in Rawene, New Zealand in 1975.
She graduated from Auckland School of Art and Auckland University of
Technology with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 1997.
Director of artist initiative and gallery 'rm 3' with 5 others from
Works with photography, video, sound and performance.
Has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Currently Head of Art Department at Michael Park Rudolf Steiner School.
Most recent performances were at Auckland City Art Gallery, St Paul
Street Gallery and the Blue Oyster Gallery performance series.
Kim Pieters in collaboration with Peter Stapleton
Kim Pieters is an abstract painter with a long history of commitment
to photography, improvisational film and music. Her work in all of
these art forms predominantly finds its point of departure in her
interest in the deictic experience the encounter of human perception
and technology with the 'real'. She engages particularly with those
realms of the real that allude to chance, the trace and notions of
the sublime. What is of especial importance to her is that moment of
space where the proximity with something in its first instance cannot
be named, coded or rationalized.
Peter Stapleton is a musician and sound artist with an extensive
involvement in New Zealand experimental music, playing and recording
with bands such as rain, flies inside the sun, sleep, a handful of
dust and currently with eye and PSN electronic. He runs the Metonymic
label which specializes in improvised music and has provided the
sound component to a number of visual installations and soundtracks
to short experimental films. Peter also curates Lines of Flight, a
festival of experimental music and film.
Stella Corkery is an artist and multi instrumentalist whose practice
extends from the mid 80's with the groups Angel Head, Queen Meanie
Puss, Fake Purr and White Saucer. She has had releases on labels such
as Xpressway, Flying Nun , Siltbreeze and CLaudia. She created two
record labels, Girl Alliance to primarily document the nascent Riot
Girl scene of the mid 90’s and a more experimental label Pink Air.
While also self releasing her own solo projects under the name
Sweetcakes she now composes and records as ARROWS with a Pink Air
12” lathe to be released shortly.
As a visual artist she has exhibited in New Zealand with Cuckoo,
Testrip, Fiatlux, Artspace and www.academy.co.nz
Andrew Clifford is an artist, freelance writer, and works as a
curator at The University of Auckland's Centre for New Zealand Art,
Research and Discovery. His own art practice is primarily concerned
with making tangible the seemingly invisible materiality of sound,
often through the invisible presence of radio and the subliminal
effects of light. He has performed and exhibited in venues throughout
New Zealand and Australia.
He is currently a board member for the Audio Foundation and between
2003-2007 co-curated New Zealand's longest-running international
sound-art festival, Altmusic.
As a writer, he has mostly focused on art and music and has made
contributions to a long list of publications locally and abroad,
including The New Zealand Herald, NZ Listener, Pavement, White
Fungus, Real Groove, Rip It Up, Vogue Living, Art & Australia, Art
World, Eyeline, and many more. He has also provided essays for books,
gallery and academic publications, most recently contributing to the
Reynolds monograph Certain Words Drawn and the Aotearoa Digital Arts
Clifford's involvement with radio is not just an experimental one.
Between 2002-2007 he produced more than 100 programmes for Radio New
Zealand, preceded by 10 years producing and presenting a variety of
programmes for 95bFM, including Art on Air. As a curator, he has
coordinated music programmes and sound-art exhibitions for a number
of galleries, including the Auckland Art Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art
Gallery and Artspace.
The next ADA symposium will be in Wellington next June.
If you are interested in doing or showing something in loose
association with it, please contact me soonish. If you just want to
present something at the symposium itself, do nothing yet. This is
for people who want to do an exhibition or an evening show or
something like that.
This is not a Call for Proposals. Don't gather references and support
material and fancy quotes. Just say what you might like to do, and be
ready to discuss it later.
HAPPY BAG PICADO
wednesday / 27th of August 2008 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland 1010 / (09) 303 4965
Create a Happy Bag Portrait and a Plastic Flag:
Explore drawing, picado , experimental body positioning and living
Run backwards in circles inside out.
This event is held in conjunction with Rikrit Tiravanija's exhibition
magazine station no.5, Artspace, NZ.
Up to 20 spaces available!
We would love to see you at the plastic mayhem :)
Brydee & Karin
If you are interested contact us:
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Intercreate research centre
SCANZ 2009 Raranga Tangata Symposium: Interconnections
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
February 7th and 8th 2009
Aotearoa New Zealand
Chaos theory, Complexity, Cybernetics, Post-structuralism
Pasifika, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Indian, Asian, Polynesian and Maori
Knowledge and Belief systems
Proposal deadline: October 15th 2008
Further information: http://www.intercreate.org/scanz/symposium.html
We are seeking papers and artist presentations which interrogate, examine,
tease, put forward, discuss, postulate, propose, analyse, synthesise,
combine, hybridise, expound and tickle ideas around the above subjects.
The symposium will be held at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on the final
weekend of the SCANZ residency.
Papers will be considered for peer reviewed publication in the SCANZ book to
follow the residency and symposium. Paper presentations at the symposium are
expected to be 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. The
symposium is all in¹ everyone will experience all sessions. Proposals for
artist presentations are open in terms of format - we expect but do not
limit proposals to documentation in the form of video, DVD, CD, animation,
website, speech, text, image, software, code and Open Source projects.
October 15th 2008: Abstracts for papers or artist presentation abstracts due
January 19th: Full papers due for peer review
January 26th: SCANZ starts
Friday 30th January 2009: start of writers focus week
February 4th: pre-symposium writers arrive
February 7th and 8th 2009: Symposium - papers and presentations given
February 2010: Publication launch
Contact: Ian M Clothier i.clothier(a)witt.ac.nz
For more information: www.intercreate.org/scanz/symposium.html
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I realised I replied to Sonja's question offlist, so if anyone else
would like to get a copy of the Reader it is available from:
we will, of course, be flogging copies at ADA events, but,
particularly if you're not in NZ, this is a good way to get a book
without waiting for the next symposium to roll around (Wellington...
it's going to be great...).
Congratulations on the launch of the ADA reader.
What a wonderful publication.
Not only does it look good, it contains good stuff!
the design makes it easy to read - I particularly like the references
given a higher focus in the right hand column.
Great work Su, Stella, design team and all the contributers.
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Dunedin, A o t e a r o a New Zealand
Liz Bryce : liz(a)eikapai.co.nz
take#1 was a resounding success with brilliant visitor highlights.
take#2 promises even more.
Please ear-mark this and pass the info’ on.
VISITORS IMPROV (take#2)
NZ Trio members, Sarah Watkins (keyboard), Justine Cormack (violin),
Ashley Brown (cello), with Chris O’Connor (percussion magic),
host a night of improvised music-performance featuring
surprise VISITORS (unknown to audience and performers),
Tuesday August 26th, Backroom venue of the Wine cellar,
St Kevins Arcade, K Rd. from 8.30 – 10.30pm, $5 at the door
WELCOME THE UNEXPECTED !
(an event organised in association with the Wine Cellar’s fortnightly
Tuesday schedule of extraordinary events)
GUY SHERWIN TONIGHT!!!
A final reminder about tonights performance by Guy Sherwin (UK) with
partner Lynn Loo. Guy is quite simply one of the greatest film
artists of all time. Tonight is a must see!!
Like a blast of cinematic conceptual art, film artist Guy Sherwin's
hand-crafted films explore the elements of film's grain, tone,
flicker, sound, light and space. Beautiful, enigmatic, and sensual,
these experimental films question our perception of 'light moving in
time.' Together with partner Lynn Loo, Guy creates cinematic
environments of incredible purity and beauty.
Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the 1960s
before becoming closely associated with the British avant garde film
movement centred on The London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s.
Sherwin taught printing and processing at the London Filmmaker's Co-
op (now LUX) during the mid-70s. His films have been widely exhibited
in England and abroad, as part of 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery
1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot
Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate
Britain 2003/4; also shown on BBC2, Channel 4 and Arte TV France.
Solo shows include San Francisco Cinematheque, LUX London,
International Film Festival Rotterdam and Image Forum Tokyo. Guy’s
visit co-incides with LUX releasing a book and DVD on his work
entitled Optical Sound Films 1971 – 2007.
Friday August 15, 7pm
$ 8 / $6
New Zealand Film Archive
PLUS Saturday: This Is Experimental: A festival of experimental film
3pm Scratching the Surface: Experiments in New Zealand Animation
after Len Lye,
5pm: Pragmatic Poetics: A talk/screening on the films of Joanna
Margaret Paul, Haiku poetry and Gilles Deleuze
5pm: 80s Super 8 Vibration a collection of experimental Super 8 film
from NZ and North America
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