"...how can the artist say what this river means, when it means so many different things to so many different people?" Thomasin Sleigh on five live performances of Murray Hewitt's ambitious mapping of the Hutt River, The Rising Tide
"A ruin, in the process of its ruination, takes on a new identity". Matthew Crookes looks at Brit Bunkley's recent Berlin installation Ghost Shelters and surveys a career intersecting public sculpture, digital materiality and the abject.
Hal Foster provides a useful account of the late ‘80s embrace of the abject as a turn from ‘the real understood as an effect of representation… to the real seen as an event of trauma’.(i) This shift from a preoccupation with the sign as a circulating object of discourse to an empha
The Bends is an ambitious 11 part movie which mixes global geographical locations with augmented realities. Created by New Zealander Andrew de Freitas and collaborators, The Bends is released online using a variety of online sites as hosts for each chapter, including CIRCUIT. Watch thebends/watch?v=BEtT3r=L1viN9_3VerYb0Dy below.
America x 10 is a selection of video works by New Zealand artists addressing our relationship to the United States. Acknowledging its freedoms, invention and complexities, several have sought to make America a place of residence, while others weigh up it's impact from afar.
Here are two versions of the 1960s. On the one hand, inside the art world’s metropolitan centres, it was a time of language and concept, of deskilling and documentation, the refusal of expression and genius.