Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul
In association with Dunedin Public Art Gallery's exhibition Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the Context of a Room (7 August–14 November 2021).
Six Artists respond to the work of Joanna Margaret Paul is a programme of short moving image works by Nova Paul, Rachel Shearer, Sonya Lacey, Miranda Parkes, Shannon Te Ao and the collective Popular Productions. A prolific film-maker, poet, photographer and painter, the work of Joanna Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her bucolic surroundings. This programme presents an ambitious range of new moving image commissions shot at home, in industrial space, nature and using a microscope within salt letter form – each film celebrating the resonance of Paul’s work and offering the catalyst for a collection of new work by a range of contemporary New Zealand artists.
This programme will be introduced by Mark Williams, who will briefly discuss CIRCUIT's work on the Joanna Paul archive and the subsequent interest in Paul's work from a younger generation of artists, writers and international venues.
Six Artists respond to the work of Joanna Margaret Paul was curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams. Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of Creative New Zealand. 50 minutes, digital video, sound/silent.