Now showing at the Film
Archive is Still, an exhibition
featuring work by Melissa Irving, Marie Shannon, Murray
Hewitt, John Lake and Daniel von Sturmer, and curated by Jenny
Gillam and Eugene Hansen. Still is the first of four
exhibitions in the Archive's new Curator at Large programme.
In Still artists have produced work using a video camera
in a fixed point of view. Wide ranging in scope, from the formal
and minimal to political documentary, the exhibition includes
performance made for video works that consciously critique the
cinematic or photographic record, and works by photographers who
might instinctively use the video camera in this way.
In 2012 the Archive appointed Jenny and Eugene as the inaugural
curators for the Curator at Large programme. Throughout the year
Jenny and Eugene will curate four exhibitions exploring the Film
Archive's collections, along with current themes and approaches to
video art by emerging and established New Zealand artists.
See more here.