Mason's Screen

Still from All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua (2017) Ana iti

Mason’s Screen is a 24 hour public screen for artists video. Supported by Wellington City Council and programmed by CIRCUIT, Mason’s Screen is located off the Terrace and presents a new artist work each month. Works must be made by a Wellington-based or affiliated artist, or as part of a project in the Wellington region. 

Current Work
Ana Iti, All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua (2017) Digital Video, Sound, 4 minutes

A text-based video work that reflects on the intangible possibilities of what happens to the spirit after death. Is the spirit able to more easily navigate the difficulties of a mixed māori and pākehā identity? Does it intrinsically know what direction to take between heaven or hawaiki?

Commissioned by WCC arts and CIRCUIT for Masons Screen.

Previous Works
Sriwhana Spong, Learning Duets (2012) / Beach Study (2012)
Melissa Irving, being-(t)here (2012)
Robyn Jordaan, The Present Continuous (2016)
Mike Ting, Kind of Blue (2016)
Sam Norton, Untitled 3 (2015)
Aliyah Winter, Eli Jenkins Prayer (2015)
Hugh Chesterman, i am who i am (who am i?) (2016)
Chris Ulutupu, Ladies (2016)
Kate Woods, Water Feature (2016)
Mike Heynes Location!… location? (2016)
Sarah Jane Parton, The Best Trick (Everyone Smiles at Hotel Smile) (2016)
Bridget Reweti, Mana Tū, Mana Toa, Mana Ake Ake (2015)
Gabrielle Amodeo, Slow and mournfully; slow and sad; slow and solemnly (2013)
Caroline Johnston, Songs about PLEASE REMOVE (2014)
Heather Hayward, Les Mills Gym (2014)
Erica Sklenars, Popsicle (2011)
Jordana Bragg, How to water the roses (3) (2015)
Laura Duffy, Food fat insanity (2015)
Terry Urbahn, Don't Die Until Later (2013)
Denise Batchelor, Stranded (2015)

Site History
According to a 1913 letter to the Dominion newspaper, 'Mason’s Steps' were named after Mr William Mason, who arrived in Wellington in 1842 and ran a blacksmith’s shop at the back of the site. 
“In those days… there was nothing more than a rough track through the manuka scrub”. Then, as now, the Lane was used as a short cut from Lambton Quay to the Terrace. In 2016, the Lane is more likely to be a passageway for morning commuters and lunchtime office workers seeking a quick bite before they return to work. 
 


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