Gavin Hipkins

Motion of a Current (2024)

12 min 25 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Silent

Motion of a Current documents Tāmaki Makaurau’s public gardens, by drifting across the city, using slow-motion video recording. Collating diverse garden landscapes and flora details forms a hybrid sanctuary, presented here as backdrop to the city’s rhythms, communities, and neighbourhoods. Shot from a train window, views of passing homes form a map of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s town planning and liminal spaces. Calling on divergent references, including a nineteenth century essay on gravitation and astrological symbols, art and science collide in this new work. A poetic sequencing of passages and signs considers how we negotiate Tāmaki Makaurau’s spaces and places today, and into the future.

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