Murray Hewitt

Hine St (2021)

3 min 33 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Hine St is a meditation on the absorption of Colonial history into the present that evolved from the artists daily commute.

“I ride down Hine Street everyday to work, it is an old part of town. John Hine was a director of both the NZ Company and the Plymouth Company.” - Murray Hewitt

The accompanying song, Go Your Own Way is an AM radio staple off Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours. While it is emblematic of an untroubled suburban idyll, the songs opening line—“Loving you isn't the right thing to do"—suggests the artist's disquiet over the current housing crisis and its origins in the colonial past.

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