"'Ruru', a silent work, captures the hypnotic gaze of an owl as it surveys its habitat with the evident skill of all-seeing. Nocturnal by nature and rarely seen other than as a fleeting shadow, 'Ruru' allows access to the usually veiled concealment of night."
Installation view of Ruru (2011) Denise Batchelor, on Te Papa Tongarewa (2020)
The gentle breaths of a sleeping hedgehog encourage the viewer to take a moment and "just breath".
A spinning top traces a path through flour.
The gentle feathery breaths of an owl.
The Performance Arcade, Denise Batchelor, and Erika Sklenars
Interviews with Denise Batchelor and Erica Sklenars about their work in the Performance Arcade.