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Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand.
“Articulating the past historically does not mean recognising it ‘the way it really was’. It means appropriating a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger” - Walter Benjamin.
Presented at the Southland Museum over summer 2012, Max Bellamy’s installation Borrowed Time offers up five contrasting chapters of ecological peril.