Lissa Mitchell

Bowl Me Over (1995)

5 min 12 secSingle channel / Sound / Colour / Silent

Bowl Me Over is an animated road-movie painted directly onto film. Travelling down the highways that carve through the unpeopled wilderness of New Zealand's South Island, Mitchell pays homage to ColinMcCahon, Mina Arndt and Rita Angus; local artists whose work was inspired by the landscape. At the same time she notes the demise of Cromwell, a South Island town which was flooded and submerged underwater to make way for the introduction of a government dam.


Imagem dos Provos Festival, Brazil 2005
16mm: films by Lissa Mitchell & Douglas Bagnall, Thistle Hall Film Club,  Wellington 2003
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2000
Animates exhibition, The Film Centre, Wellington 1997
Hamburg Short Film Festival, Germany 1996 Canterbury Short Film Festival, Christchurch 1995
Wellington Fringe Film Festival, 1995
with Fever Hospital at Thistle Hall, Wellington, 1995

Other works by Lissa Mitchell

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