Robert George

The Embrace of Night (Go To Sleep) (2013)

6 min 30 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

A video installation that attempts to capture the landscape of our human interior mind. A space where the dialogue from the waking mind must give way to the unconscious mind, where dreams, memories and symbolism create the narrative.

The Embrace of Night (Go To Sleep) is the third video installation collaboration between Robert George (Ngāti Kuki Airani (Rarotonga and Atiu) / Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara) and Tiffany Singh. The first, Composed of Light (Portrait of a Friend) was shown at Auckland Art Gallery in Tiffany Singh's 2013 installation May the Rainbow always Touch Your Shoulder. The second piece The Wind That Stirs (Light Desaturated) was presented in the Auckland Arts Festival 2013 as part of the larger project Fly Me Up To Where You Are: Te Waharoa.


Conversations in Mind, Auckland, New Zealand, March 2013 (group exhibition)
Pasifika Film & Arts Festival, Sydney, Australia, July 2013 (Closing Night)
Rationalization Resistance, New Mexico, United States, July 2013 (Exhibition with Tiffany Singh)

Other works by Robert George

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