Running in the Starlight


"Spoken in the language of the music video, Running In The Starlight strikes me as a work that’s not about disability or even the inspirational narrative of overcoming disability – although that reading is there if you want it. This video is actually about freedom – irrepressible lived existence. That burst of ecstasy, when you feel in control of your own story, happy in your own skin, of and from the world.  As the author of the work, Stock has elevated herself to the centre of the action like a Pop star - and why not? Don’t we love our stars for shining the light on our own troubled and beautiful souls?" - Megan Dunn

Text from an essay by Megan Dunn, 2012. 

Installation Shot: Candice Stock, Running in the Starlight (2011) at Rachna's Indian Silks, presented as part of Home Movies (2019) a project presented by CIRCUIT in shops, businesses and cultural spaces in Newtown, Wellington. Photo by Jacob Giles.