Digital Screens - Maybe Tomorrow, Movement, SALT, We View Things Differently Now, Architecture of Waiting

Digital Screens

Ellen Melville Centre • 11 June - 13 June

Hours
9am-5pm Fri to Sun
Where
2 Freyberg Pl, City
yes
Artists
Palo Markovic, Nabeel Hassan, Phil Yeo, Julie Cassels, Simon Cuthbert
Theme

Additional Showcase at Lake House Arts 12 - 20 June

Palo Markovič

Maybe Tomorrow, as the series is named, unfolded as an observation of specific aspect of life that could be simply described as waiting. "I used to hear the phrase frequently in Kenya few years ago, while working as a volunteer on malnutrition program. Being fed up with stereotypical portraiture of children and aid workers, I instead moved the focus on underrepresented group of people - the adults in civil service; these days, you might call them essential workers." - Palo Markovič

Nabeel Hassan

Movement focuses on the daily lives of people in the city and the constant flow of action, everyone has a place to be and we all are living in our own heads, most of us don’t take the time to pause and absorb the present. "I tried to give all the photos in my project a deeper layer of interpretation and let the viewer themselves find meaning in the photographs, but for me personally I feel my project effectively portrays the the closeness of people and yet the extreme separation we all face, due to society moving at such a fast pace." - Nabeel Hassan

Phil Yeo

Created with the people of Tairāwhiti during 2020, SALT has been influenced by the collective experience of our time, COVID-19. The works consider the projection of the ’self’ into the world with the participants cognisant of the exploration. Together, the imagery seeks to provoke discourse on humanity’s predilection to preconceive and stereotype.

Julie Cassels

"We View Things Differently Now, is an introduction to a project I am about to undertake. I will be looking at extant equipment and early processes to better understand how the action of viewing has changed, with the progress of technology and social trends, throughout photographic history." - Julie Cassels 

Simon Cuthbert

In Architecture of Waiting Simon Cuthbert returns to the environments of his youth in the moments surrounding his mother’s death to find traces of a spiritual connection glimpsed through the descending veil of mortality. Obsolescence and redundancy are declared in abandoned theatres, grandstands and landlines as some old themes are revisited while suburban picket fences resonant with biblical references. A unifying theme might be found the systems of hope, faith and belief rendered in the material world and suggestive of a more spiritual quest. 

Palo Marckovic; Maybe Tomorrow

Palo Markovič, Maybe Tomorrow

Phil Yeo, Salt

Phil Yeo, Salt

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