Blog posts tagged with: Domestic

Posted Dec 11, 2013
By
Julia Lomas
Image courtesy of Parlour

Julia Lomas reports on the last iteration of Parlour’s ongoing project, Art in artist’s living spaces, presented at the home of video artists Rebecca Hobbs and Leilani Kake in Otahuhu, Auckland, November 23 2013

Posted Oct 16, 2013
By
Mark Williams
Still from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and ArtspaceStill from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Artspace

I’m no expert on the genre of film noir. But I suspect it’s something most people have a basic awareness of, even if slightly misguided or clichéd, just like many people assume anything from the early-mid 20th century can be described as art deco. I’m probably working from stereotypical assumptions of noir too: self-generated (dim) lighting, long shadows, venetian blinds, deception and double-crosses, probably a detective story narrated in the first person by a gruff voice with an attitude about his ex-wife.

Posted Oct 16, 2013
By
Mark Williams
Still from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and ArtspaceStill from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Artspace

I’m no expert on the genre of film noir. But I suspect it’s something most people have a basic awareness of, even if slightly misguided or clichéd, just like many people assume anything from the early-mid 20th century can be described as art deco. I’m probably working from stereotypical assumptions of noir too: self-generated (dim) lighting, long shadows, venetian blinds, deception and double-crosses, probably a detective story narrated in the first person by a gruff voice with an attitude about his ex-wife.

Posted Oct 16, 2013
By
Mark Williams
Still from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and ArtspaceStill from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Artspace

I’m no expert on the genre of film noir. But I suspect it’s something most people have a basic awareness of, even if slightly misguided or clichéd, just like many people assume anything from the early-mid 20th century can be described as art deco. I’m probably working from stereotypical assumptions of noir too: self-generated (dim) lighting, long shadows, venetian blinds, deception and double-crosses, probably a detective story narrated in the first person by a gruff voice with an attitude about his ex-wife.