Albert Ashton (Aotearoa NZ) // FAFSWAG (Aotearoa NZ) // Ayrson Heráclito (BR) // Kitso Lynn Lelliott (BW/ZA) // Antonio Paucar (PER-DE) // Rosanna Raymond (Aotearoa NZ)
The performance exhibition Acts of Passage addresses the body in its cathartic function: by performing small rituals and cleansing gestures artists trigger memory to reconcile history and the now through physical action.
On the 22nd of October 2016 Ioela Rauti (Niki) was issued a third 90 day eviction notice from her home of 22 years. As a member of the Tamaki Housing Group, she has been fighting the destruction and gentrification of her Glen Innes community and home since 2011. An occupation of Niki’s home began with two conjoint marches arriving at her home on the 17th January 2017.
“Every summer break for University, I often register myself into a temping agency for work to keep up with the cost of living. This habit started at an early age, as kids living in Herne Bay in the late 80s we were exposed to factory work from an early age. During our school holidays, my parents couldn’t afford baby sitters or holiday programmes, so we tagged along with our parents, uncles and aunties to their work places.
In his new work, Tides and Mirrors – Study No.1, Jousha Rutter presents viewers with a score for people walking backwards. Performers of the work are governed by a set of simple rules that change over time, allowing effective, if limited, choices to be made within an unknowable environment. The hope is that when taken together, these choices generate what the artist describes as ‘scenic moments and situations’.
The Auckland Art Gallery is having a rare screening of Serene Velocity, the famous 1970 experimental film by Ernie Gehr, on Wednesday January 31st at 6pm. It is in association with Michael Stevenson’s exhibition which is entitled ‘Serene Velocity.’
For the first exhibition of the 2018 gallery programme, we are pleased to be showing ‘Now is not the time.’, a new exhibition by Australian interdisciplinary artist, Todd Anderson-Kunert.
If there is a ‘wrong’ time, then it seems to imply there is a ‘right’ time. From my experience, there are far more wrong times than right times, and so if I took this logic many of the things that I’d like to do, or say, would be lost waiting for an appropriate moment that may never eventuate.
I have constantly stressed the pulsative function as it were of the subconscious” - Jacques Lacan
The Pulse is a force sewn into the fabric of private and public space. From neon hoardings to video games to the ticking of a clock, from car windows to the dancefloor, the pulse is both liberating and threatening. At the same time, the pulse is intimate, inside of our ticking bodies, measuring longing and desire. We depend on the pulse to keep us going, we absorb it both consciously and subconsciously.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of It’s for You, a selection of digitally mediated works by Colin Woods.
In her introduction to Artificial Hells, theorist Claire Bishop defines participation in art as that “… in which people constitute the central artistic medium and material, in the manner of theatre and performance”.