New World (trailer)


Description: Single channel digital video and sound projection. 12 minutes
Exhibition Mode: Cinema and gallery projection (looped in gallery exhibition)

Synopsis: In this experimental Western the poetic meets prosaic via a Victorian travel report written for the purposes of emigration to Texas. An abstract frontier thesis where Western movie tropes and mythologised geographies are navigated through printed matter, race theories, and observations of pioneering life.

Artist interview with Robert Leonard, Senior Curator, City Gallery Wellington  


Artist: Gavin Hipkins
Sound and music: Ben Sinclair
Titles: Philip Kelly

New World was commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa with the assistance of Creative New Zealand and The University of Auckland as part of the programme This is Not Film-Making. Artists Work for Cinema. Curated by George Clark (UK).

Screenings: City Gallery Wellington, (2016), Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2016)