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Tue 11 Aug 2015, 5:30pm

Where: Audio Foundation, 4 Poynton Terrace, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: chris229

Circuit presents Joanna Margaret Paul: Through a Different Lens / Alexandre Larose: brouillard – Sackville Marshwalk exhibition

“All my films, poems, paintings play more or less between inner and outer events” – Joanna Margaret Paul

Often shot and edited in camera, the film work of Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) chronicled motherhood and domestic life (Task, Napkins), the worn traces of urban settlement (Port Chalmers Cycle) and the persistent presence of the natural world. Curated by Peter Todd, Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul is the first collection of Joanna Margaret Paul’s moving image work to make Paul’s work available to an international audience. In Todd’s accompanying essay he places her work in the lineage of film-makers Margaret Tait and Robert Bresson, and painter Frances Hodgkins.

Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul contains 13 works shot in the 1970s that have been transferred from 8mm and 16mm film to high definition video.

Curator Peter Todd is a film-maker and curator based in London. He was co-editor of Subjects & Sequences: A Margaret Tait Reader (LUX, 2004), which gathered together new essays on Orcadian film-poet Margaret Tait’s work, interviews, reprints of key poems, a story and texts as well as a detailed filmography, a chronology, a bibliography, and resources. Peter Todd currently works for the British Film Institute.

Alexandre Larose’s brouillard (translated as ‘fog’) consists of a single reel of super8mm film which has been exposed multiple times to create a dazzling impressionistic record of a marshside walk in New Brunswick, Canada. Shot over two weeks (and 8 exposures per day), Larose hand-processed the footage which resulted in an accidental under-development. He later blew the sequence up to 16mm in an attempt to reveal more information than what originally appeared on the filmstrip. The resulting imagery is layered with amplified celluloid artifacts.

“Positively virtuosic” – Erika Balsom, Art Forum, 2015. “… a voluptuously unreal dream zone” – Carson Lund,, 2015

Alexandre Larose is a Canadian experimental filmmaker based in Montreal. His work typically involves mechanical manipulation and re-engineering of the cameras he uses to make his films, as well as through intense image manipulation through optical printing.

In 2016 Larose will be the inaugural Circuit Artist in Residence, when he will complete a new body of work in New Zealand.

Opening Tuesday 11 August, 5.30pm start

Workshop Sunday 9 August - Developing 16mm/8mm film by hand with Alexander Larose (CAN), 10am to 4pm

Performance Saturday 15 August - 16mm film and voice, Dirk de Bruyn (AU) & guests, 8pm start

Exhibition runs until Saturday 29 August

This joint exhibition is presented by Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand and The Audio Foundation with the support of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, in association with the Circuit festival and symposium A Geneaology of Moving Image Practice.

Special thanks to CNZ for their support.

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