Anton Maurer

Karangahape 26.03.20–23.05.20 LOCKDOWN I (2020)

36 min 25 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Anton Maurer’s video work Karangahape 26.03.2023.05.20 ... chronicles the impact of the initial lockdown period on Auckland’s iconic countercultural hub. Maurer documents the eponymous location during lockdown, offering eerie vistas of nearly deserted midday streets alongside slow panning shots of the interior of an apartment, the camera neatly circumscribing the confines of a locked-down existence. In addition to its value as a document of an unprecedented moment in Aotearoa’s history, this work also functions as a psychological study of the alienating, dissociative effects of lockdown and a dreamlike meditation on a posthuman environment."

—Andrew Clark, Photoforum, 2020

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