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Courtesy of NZ Listener By Bridie Lonie Not so long ago, art galleries were often full of people looking at recognisable objects for which they felt an immediate connection. Scorn, ridicule,…

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By Bridie Lonie

Not so long ago, art galleries were often full of people looking at recognisable objects for which they felt an immediate connection. Scorn, ridicule, humour, reverence: the active expression of everyday emotion was as possible in a gallery as outside of it.

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Image: Sanitate by Chris BraddockCourtesy of NZ Listener

By Bridie Lonie

Not so long ago, art galleries were often full of people looking at recognisable objects for which they felt an immediate connection. Scorn, ridicule, humour, reverence: the active expression of everyday emotion was as possible in a gallery as outside of it.

www.listener.co.nz

Image: Sanitate by Chris BraddockVideo Sculpture in Germany - weekend Forum and Events

Saturday 31 July 12.00pm: screening Play it Again Nam - a video about pioneering video artist Nam June Paik (30 mins).

Saturday 31 July 1.00pm: an introduction to video sculpture: walk through the exhibition Video Sculpture in Germany since 1963 with Professor Sean Cubitt (University of Waikato).

Saturday 31 July 2.00pm: improvised dance performance in response to video sculpture by Kilda Northcott (Dancer in Residence, School of Physical Education, Dance Studies Programme, University of Otago) and a collective of dancers and musicians.

Saturday 31 July 3.00pm: artist's talk by Rachael Rakena (Massey University) and premier Dunedin screening of her video work Rerehiko.

Saturday 31 July 4.00pm: intermedia artist Sean Kerr talks about his work and recent practice.

Saturday 31 July 8.00pm: free noise sound performance by Sean Kerr (Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland) and Michael Morley (Otago Polytechnic School of Art) and Eye Peter Porteous (guitar, Percussion), Ryan Cockburn (turntables), and Peter Stapleton (drums, tapes, shortwave radio) in the video sculpture exhibition.

Sunday 1 August 12.00pm: screening of Play it Again Nam - a video about pioneering video artist Nam June Paik (30 mins).

Sunday 1 August 1.00pm: artist's talk by Daniel von Sturmer about his work and new exhibition.

Sunday 1 August 2.00pm: Professor Sean Cubitt discusses the world of contemporary video art.

Sunday 1 August 3.15pm: concluding discussion about video art - past, present and future, reactions + responses - with Sean Kerr, Maddie Leach, Michael Morley, Justin Paton (chair) Rachael Rakena and Daniel von Sturmer.

All the above events are free. Bookings are not required.For further information contact Robyn Notman at 03 474 3258 weekdays and Lynda Cullen at 03 474 3269 weekends.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon
Dunedin

Phone: (03) 474-3240

Written by

Arts Work Project

30 Jul 2004

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