Melissa Irving

being-here (2012)

4 minSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Created at the location where the work was to be exhibited, 'being-here' is named after Gaston Bachelard's notion of "being-there". A dancer is both "here"—at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington—and "there", represented visually as part of the video.

She weaves through the frame, physically exploring camera space/time and interacting with the stage-like architecture and the unknowingly participating passersby.

Artist's statement

When this work was exhibited on Masons Screen its title was amended for the new context to being-(t)here.

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