“TOWARDS THE SUN was roughly based on a collection of writing and drawings I did in 2020 titled Tilt Towards the Sun. The writing was done over a period of quite intense change and transformation. I felt like the foundations I stood on had collapsed... Through this film I thought about hope, coming out the other side. Acknowledging that moment, and moving through it. Looking back, looking forward. Coming to grips with beauty and terror. faith - doubt, pain - pleasure, love - heartbreak. Contrast brings clarity.”
Set in the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011-17), x~Angel~x is a meditation on the artist's experience with gender expression.
A poem by the artist is set against a hazy sea of moving colours and an ambient soundtrack.
An Exercise in Vital Materialism, Rage-as-Orgasm, and Spirited Disillusionment
Samuel Te Kani reviews Artspace Aotearoa's annual new artists show, CRUEL OPTIMISM.