This newly introduced Digital Screens initiative for projections of international photography and New Zealand work is a key part of our Festival as we create an accessible selection of free photography experiences exhibitions by well-known NZ photographers.
Hormoz - “Ajutila”
Hormoz is a French photographer and director. His major works have been shown in many magazines, festivals, and galleries. He mainly explores surrealistic, nightclubbing and social issues.
“Ajutila”: Cindy meets photographer Hormoz at his exhibition “Je vis” (“I realize”), a project conceived with Dal, a disabled person. Cindy is of Malian origin, Muslim culture and born disabled. She wants to tell her personal story. Cindy and Hormoz imagine a photographic series in which Cindy seeks to undramatize the image of sexuality linked to disability and African cultures.
A collaboration by Denise Batchelor and Heather Randerson - Timatanga o te Whenua tu ora
The project kaupapa is an artistic exploration of the environmental challenges currently facing our communities. The project raises urgent ecological questions. How do we care for the Ngahere, waters, and dunes in our local environment, whilst being mindful of the global challenges?
Timatanga o te Whenua tupu ora ll is an artists’ impression of the earth’s elemental transition to some form of resurrection. In an optimistic sense it is a visual metaphor for the earth’s innate ability through evolution to renew and regenerate beyond any human intervention, knowledge or control.
Yuko Nakajima -Trinity Place, community and spirituality
The trinity usually means a father (Father God), a son (christ the son of the god) and holy ghost (holy spirit / holy god). These were rephrased with place, community, and spirituality and threw in this work. I have interwoven and overlapped the various distances that exist between people with this work.