Fiona Amundsen

Fiona Amundsen’s practice explores how documentary photographic and filmic images can enable a connected, active and caring relationship to the ramifications of painful historical experiences that live on in the present. She is interested in establishing relationships between specific historical events, the social responsibility of witnessing, and the ethics of documentary photographic and filmic practices. She edits declassified military produced archival imagery with her own present-day photography and filming to investigate the potential for imagery to perform a kind of visual listening and documentary witnessing of acts of colonial imperial violence, be it historical or not. Her images enable an ethical caring based in relationships of imagining over reified visibility, and listening over cognitive knowing.

CIRCUIT Resources

Review by Elle Loui August (2018)
E-book reader from CIRCUIT Symposium (2018)
Podcast with Mark Amery (2017)
E-book reader from CIRCUIT Symposium (2017)

CIRCUIT Projects

Thick Cinema, Various Venues, New Zealand / Europe (2017-18)

Selected Exhibitions

2020
Human Hand: Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, The Dowse, Wellington

2017
Thick Cinema, 2017 CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions, Christchurch Art Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery (UK), City Gallery Wellington

2016
Like a Body Without Skin, chapter two, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia 

2015
Like a Body Without Skin, Neue Kirche Contemporary Art Centre, Pittsburgh, USA
The Imperial Body, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
The Light of the South, Objectifs, Center for Photography and Film-making, Singapore

2014 
Summoning Souls (Registering Spirit), McNamara Gallery, Whanganui

2013   
Operation Magic, City Gallery, Wellington

2012 
The Golden Waterway, McNamara Gallery, Whanganui
The First City in History: Chapter Three, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington