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Bridget Reweti: Take a Photo, It'll Last Longer


Tue 27 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 29 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Fri 30 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sat 31 Jul 2010, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Laundromat Art Project Space, 92 Second Avenue, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: LAPS

photographic | film | installation
1st July - 31st July
Opening function Thursday 1st July 5.30pm - 8.30pm
The Laundromat Art Project Space, 92 Second Avenue, Tauranga

Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitū te whenua
As man disappears from sight, so the land remains.

I have chosen to engage conceptually with the notion of light. A camera is an instrument that requires light to register and image. Fungi, on the other hand, do not require light for growth, germinating in dark, damp environments. A camera has the capacity to capture a moment, compose a memory. Fungi are the principal decomposers of an ecosystem, providing nutrients for the natural environment.

As light is contrasted with darkness, so the notion of capturing is contrasted against a cycle of rejuvenation. I am interested in these juxtapositions and how they comment on the relationship we have with Papatūānuku (earth). The construction of worlds we each participate in leaves a far greater imprint than our fleeting existence.

-Bridget Reweti (2010)

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