Double-channel audio-video installation
SVHS video transferred onto DVD
Duration: 6-min.45 sec., loop
Soundtrack produced in collaboration with Ivesh aka Shane Ives.
Image recorded at the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Headquarters in Paris. Sound recorded at the Tongariro World Heritage Area, New Zealand. Edited and mixed in Auckland, 2003.
The Headquarters of UNESCO in Paris is an ensemble of three buildings designed by the architects Marcel Breuer (United States), Pier Luigi Nervi (Italy) and Bernard Zehrfuss (France).
From its inception in 1958, UNESCO commissioned many works from modernist artists, displaying them in …
Four Spotlights, Apple, 1969
Extension of the given, Leo Castelli Gallery, 1977
Installed as Four Spotlights, Ramp 2003 and Subtraction from the given (internal entrance), Ramp 2003.
Billy Apple is New Zealand’s most important conceptual artist. In a statement as simple and as declarative as this, there are two major issues. The first relates to the question of ‘New Zealand-ness’. Often, important New Zealand art is thought of in terms of its response to ‘our place’, to the specific contingencies of our own geography and social experience. Apple’s work has never been concerned …
This is a picture show, an exhibition for which the visually novel has failed to turn up. The new will not make a rare appearance here. Instead, in literal senses and through articulations of familiarity and cliché, found material dominates the exhibited work of Berlin-based artists Ina Bierstedt, Bettina Carl and Alena Meier.
Flache Welt (trans. flat earth) suggests some general strains in contemporary picture making and art production-the notion of burying occidental perspective in abstract painting, for example, or that of the screen- a surface of mediation whose flatness threatens …
From the Flat Files is an international exhibition of artist’s ephemera curated by Brian Butler and Amada Cruz.
The exhibition is part of Wintec’s annual conference SPARK, and is curated by two of our invited speakers. Brian Butler is Director of 1301PE and Brain Multiples in Los Angeles, a leading contemporary space there. Butler has worked with many of the artists in the show, and has been one of the leading gallerists in L. A. for several years. Much of the ephemera in the show comes from his own collection. Many of …
Theme for Great Cities explores urbanism, imagining the city as social packaging. Technological detritus gets blown up to environmental scale. A gravelly computer voice emanates from a shack built from computer boxes. Composite images fold around the walls like high-concept wallpaper.
Theme for Great Cities extends Brennan’s project Another Green World at Artspace Sydney in 2002, which resulted from her residency there. In her Ramp exhibition, she photocopies computer packaging and blows it up so that it becomes environmental. A small structure is built from G4 packaging in one corner, its ‘architecture’ reminiscent of igloos, …