Half Tide Touring
LOCATION Waikato Museum, Waikato Contemporary Art Award, Hamilton.
'Half Tide Touring' is a video and audio installation for one oblong perspex projection screen. The work records the ‘terrain vague’, or the semi-inhabited mangrove swamp on the city fringe in Coxes Bay in Auckland. Steps cut into a bank, old tyres, a homeless man’s raft all suggest human inhabitation in one of the city's overlooked places. The work is made up of 10 second shots which are fixed, but because the camera is set on a boat, the frame rocks unsteadily. The pace of the film increases as the tide recedes and it becomes necessary to get back to shore.
Audio: Jason Johnston