"There is a consistent tension between the reading of what is seen on the screen as an identifiable landscape (it is the Canterbury plains, but you’d have to have been before there to know it; sometimes there are glimpses which are reminiscent of the suppressed gold of a Woollaston painting) and as an abstract image in which the markers are purely formal...Sustained for almost an hour, the image changes slowly, but it does change, moving across a spectrum from full gold to darkness. It becomes apparent that the evening is lengthening, but this realisation comes slowly too; it’s as if the camera aspires to maintain step with the glowing, departing light, so that it will perhaps never actually get dark".
Camera and editing: Kim PietersAudio: Peter Wright from disc 2 of The Snow Blind double CD (2009)
A helicopter delivers patients to Ōtepoti hospital. Alex Mackinnon’s juxtaposed sound work creates a sense of threat.
Shot in black and white, a cloudy sky against which a seagull, wings outstretched, moves in slow motion across the frame.
This slowed-down, black and white work shows a power station and dam in the Waitaki Valley, between Oamaru and Twizel.
Slowed and blurred footage of figures in a room, accompanied by music by Flies Under the Sun.
There is Time for Waking Slowly: Kim Pieters’ The Golden Fields
"... the state of equilibrium which Pieters’ films occupy―not privileging what is seen over what is heard, or vice versa―makes them distinct."