Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul

Still from Still Light (2015) Nova Paul

Six Artists respond to the poetry 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.

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.

Previous screenings

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, August 2021
CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania 30 October 2016
Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, 2 August 2016 (as part of Joanna Margaret Paul: I am an open window)
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 3pm, 3 April 2016
Ashburton Art Gallery, July 2016
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 19 December 2015 – 31 January 2016
Adam Art Gallery (at Lighthouse Cuba) Wellington, 26 November 2015 (in association with Adam Art Gallery)
London Film Festival, BFI Southbank, London, 18 October 2015 (as part of Joanna Margaret Paul: I am an open window)
Academy Cinema, Auckland, 14 August 2015
Collectif jeune Cinema, Paris, France, 21 July 2015 (as part of Joanna Margaret Paul: I am an open window)