Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul
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Presented by CIRCUIT in association with the Adam Art Gallery, Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul is a programme of short moving image works by Nova Paul, Rachel Shearer, Sonya Lacey, Miranda Parkes, Shannon Te Ao and the collective Popular Productions.
A prolific film-maker, poet, photographer and painter, the work of Joanna Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her bucolic surroundings. This programme presents an ambitious range of new moving image commissions shot at home, in industrial space, nature and using a microscope within salt letter form – each film inspired by a selection of Paul's poetry and celebrating the resonance of Paul’s work in 2015. The films were recently presented by CIRCUIT at the London Film Festival.
"New Zealander Joanna Margaret Paul’s films were made in relative artistic isolation from avant-garde film discourse in the mid-1970s, but are rooted in an acute feminist politics that focuses on concerns of shared female social spaces and everyday domestic situations." - Frieze maagazine
This screening of Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul is presented by CIRCUIT in association with the Adam Art Gallery and their exhibition Fragments of a World: Artists Working in Film and Photography 1973–1987.
Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul was curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams. Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of Creative New Zealand. 50 minutes, digital video, sound/silent.