The Auckland Festival of Photography 2018 features the 8th Annual Commission, presented by Baker Douglas. Each year, an Auckland-based artist is commissioned to create a new body of work for exhibition during the Festival. This year's commissioned artist is Alex Plumb.
Alex's multi-channel video practice attempts to amplify questions about the psychological interplay between the subject, the viewer, and the site of performance. By working in the space between the real and the imagined; the familiar and the unknown, an ambiguous other emerges. It’s this sense of otherness that the works hinge on –continuously forming and collapsing in space. This ongoing motion allows Alex to convey a rich and heightened every day world that is continuously shifting between the real and the imaginary depths of our subconscious mind and the desires that shape us. Alex Plumb graduated with a Master of Art & Design in 2014 from AUT University. His work is held in collections including The James Wallace Arts Trust.