Peter Wareing is a New Zealand artist currently based in London. Working between cinema and gallery, both in the long cinema form and in multi-channel, his works often consist of fractured narratives that ultimately speak to the disorientating effects of late-period capitalism. A recurrent formal motif in Wareing's practice has been to focus on an individual endeavouring to assert themselves within a larger opaque system.
From the late 1980s-mid 2000s while living in New York he made a number of works in collaboration with Off-Off-Broadway theatre director/writer Mike Taylor, and performance/installation artists Conway & Pratt Projects.
His 2014 documentary Not Everybody Can Do Everything was shot over 14 years in a residential home in Manhattan for the visually and mentally impaired, an institution in which Wareing was a volunteer.
Read the article Peter Wareing: the Limits of Intelligibility by Tim Corballis here.
Peter Waering's show Stuggorings and Fijetterings was reviewed in the June 2014 episode of CIRCUIT CAST.