I saw Running in the Starlight late last year when it was screened on Square2 at the City Gallery. I purposely went to check this video out because a friend had recommended it and I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked this work. It’s hard not to.
Welcome to the first edition of NEW MEDIA WORLD OLD MEDIA WORLD, brought to you by guest columnist Yves. In this edition of NMW-OMW, Yves brings you Easter reflections, Hennesy Youngman, the bubbling enthusiasm of Venezuelan artist The Passion and finally, the re-incarnation of F Mercury.
Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand.