Surreal Estate

Surreal Estate - Loading Docs 2017
An artist and his real-estate agent alter ego clash over the age old problem of art versus commerce. Loading Docs 2017.

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Director/Producer: Ursula Williams

An artist and his real-estate agent alter ego clash over the age old problem of art versus commerce.

Fixated on the destruction of inner city domestic architecture, renowned New Zealand artist John Radford is creating GRAFT®, a major sculptural installation comprising 256 highly detailed miniature replicas of early 1900’s suburban bay villas on two hillside precincts. Enter alter ego real estate agent Ron Jadford, spray tanned, dark tinted sunglasses, cell phone clamped to his ear, combed moustache. He’s selling the houses off the plan and he is not willing to take no for an answer.

This is a unique insight into the surreal world of one of Auckland’s most well known sculptors and the man he has charged to sell his work.

Graft® is also an on-going participatory performance.

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Loading Docs

11 Aug 2017

Loading Docs is a unique initiative that produces short (3-minute) documentaries that captivate and inspire audiences locally and internationally, while developing and promoting New Zealand filmmaking talent.