MJW 17 – Handshake and Dialogue Collective

A snapshot of the event – so much fun working with everyone View this post on Instagram 50% dialogue collective 50% handshake #dialoguecollective #itwillallcomeoutinthewash #mjw17 #schmuck #blackandwhite A post shared by Dialogue Collective (@dialoguecollective) on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:53am PDT  

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A memory in exchange

Some beautiful memories coming in for my project. Submissions are still open if you want to take part! https://proothatweexist.wordpress.com/contact/ View this post on Instagram Doubling as a test piece: an incomplete memory of mine from the archive about meeting a stranger whose name I’ll never know. Thanks to everyone so far who has shared their memories…

(un?)Divided attention

Working across two projects in the lead up to MJW has got my mind well and truely in two places. On the one hand, I am thinking about the physical qualities of a material (plastic); contemplating its geological impact – how tiny particles can circulate our oceans, potentially sediment and conglomerate to make new forms…

Settling dust

In the time between the Handshake show at Objectspace and ar Platina I also had a solo show at Avid Gallery in Wellington. This work – called ‘Accumulations of Plastic Matter’ – became the basis for the work I produced for Platina, and am currently developing further for the HS showcase at Munich in March.…

Piles of plastic

For a while now, I have been accumulating dust, shavings, and off cuts of plastic in my studio. It started with a project where I used lino tools to carve texture into the surface of some vinyl and couldn’t bring myself to throw away the neat pile of gratings caught in my bench cloth. I…

Researching matter

Throughout the collaboration project with Nichola I have been working away in the background developing works for the upcoming show at Platina. Many of the musings that have fed into this work made it into the book we created together, but other references have been sitting on the side line. Here are two books that…

Open book

A small insight into the book that we produced – words and images are the product of conversations between Nichola and I, with print and layout designed by Aaron. ‘what is the nature of the breath which moves within an inanimate object, that forms the resonance with the audience,   the intimate, the voodoo of negative…

Find the line

It’s a week away from the opening at Objectspace. By now everyone has their work complete, sent to the gallery, and the team in Auckland are putting together the presentation details, including writing for the reader which will accompany the show. Having spent the last three months immersed in the exchange of words, images and…

On the box

A while ago I was listening to a podcast on technology and the presenter recounted something that has really stuck with me. It was about the invention of television and response from some critics at the time. Apparently, while widely applauded, there were those who truely believed that television in the home would never be…