Video works and object relations.
Kiri Mitchel, Rebecca Agnew, Joe Worley, Phoebe Thompson, The Yellow Men.
Curated by Michele Beevors
Video is a compromised word. To describe the work in this exhibition as video is misrepresentative. Video tape has been outmoded and replaced by the digital and yet it seems to describe the work produced by these New Zealand artists better than digital video and computer generated imagery (CGI) associations with wiz bang technology and multimillion dollar effects. These works sit more easily with the concreteness, the thingness of video tape. Here the material world of toffee, rubber gloves, hair, and architecture to examine the relationships we as humans have to objects rendered present through the video camera and projector.
The artists in this exhibition have all graduated at some point from the Sculpture Department at Dunedin School of Art. This perspective of literally thinking through the implications of the relationship of film to object have developed as a direct result of the programme and result in works rendered through Claymation, performance and architecture.