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Martian Channel Chroma


Mon 17 May 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue 18 May 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 19 May 2010, 9:00am–7:00pm
Thu 20 May 2010, 9:00am–7:00pm
Fri 21 May 2010, 9:00am–7:00pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Channel Surfing Through Martian Television

“In an age of increasingly realistic CGI, my rough and clunky animation suggests that maybe the future isn’t so great.“ - Mike Heynes

Join us to celebrate the opening of Martian Channel Chroma a video installation by Wellington-based animator Mike Heynes, on Wednesday 7 April at 5:30pm. Or pop in during the 6 week viewing period to view this unusual animation.

Based around a collection of stop-motion videos, the stars in this show are Heynes’ collection of toy ‘Martians’, who, instead of representing a higher human ideal, resemble nothing more than toothless 'white trash' in space.

Using children’s toys he ridicules the popular concept of the future as an age of enlightenment and progress.

“I‘ve taken out any references to laser guns as I don’t see aliens as a threat to earth. My Martians are merely tourists stopping for a burger on the way to somewhere better. At worst they could be annoying bogans on a joyride.”

Sound track by Menn-o-Matic.

This is a great one to bring kids along to. Also ties in with our two week school holiday day-time kids screening programme.

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