In The Field 1, photograms produced by placing a polystyrene ball on a sheet of photographic paper and exposing it to light. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jewelry and Photography at the Museum of Arts and Design. Retrieved 29 November Retrieved from ” https: His work in still photography had long been haunted by cinematic references and associations, and he had made a few video works, but now he aimed to become a real filmmaker.

This time, the text, excerpted from a Victorian travel report encouraging emigration to Texas, comes as intertitles. Sometimes this lonely man seems a bit demented. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 12 June Some shots look like stills—indeed, some are. In Hipkins was invited to make a work as part of a commissioned set of moving image responses to the writing of New Zealand artist Julian Dashper. A rhythmical rimming and swaying occurs as polystyrene balls spill around and around the lens hood … in a prolonged tease. There are elements of infrastructure:

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Gavin Hipkins

He stops working with actors and crews though he continues to engage collaborators on his soundtracks. He can obey or exhibit the laws of nature but he cannot copy the felicity of her fancies nor follow the steps of her fury.

This site-specific work was created at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. This gilm was informed, in part, by the years Butler spent working on a New Zealand sheep station. Many of his projects developed out of photographic pilgrimages: I forgot my password. It feels like the culmination. Galleries By Country View All.

Gavin Hipkins at IFFR

Hipkins has exhibited in New Zealand and internationally for over 20 years. Wells’ novella The Time Machine. Colonialism could be shory fiction and science fiction could be colonialism, and both are Westerns. Despite the grounding consistency of the voiceover another male account read by a woman—Mia Blake againthe accompanying images do not establish any coherent register—which is precisely what compels our attention.

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Falls, Zerfall —shown at the Biennale of Sydneyconsisted of images of circular objects usually found in kitchens hiplins bathrooms. His work is often produced as either discrete multi-part works or, more rarely, in ongoing series. Similarly but differently, the pictorialist images Hipkins was also shooting around this time would be edited together as a frieze in The Homelysuggesting a meandering cinematic narrative.


If his foray into filmmaking once seemed like an aberration or a detour, it now makes complete sense.

The only illumination comes from a light mounted on the camera itself, recalling the amateur film look celebrated in the indie horror movie The Blair Witch Project It also recalls a familiar filmmaking practice: We learn of that bleak plan to dispatch Erewhonians to toil in Queensland yet see the Wheel of Brisbane and an idyllic Gold Coast beach with iconic high-rises. The 80 c-type prints in The Homely were taken over a period of several years, on trips around New Zealand and Australia. Hipkins began working with the format he used for a number of works, collectively known as Fallswhile he was still at art school.

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Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb Recent Exhibitions View All There are quaint museums, deserted workshops, ruins, junkyards—New Zealand as the Marie Celeste. Retrieved from ” https: There are also apparently random images, which add to the confusion: There are elements of infrastructure: The accompanying images encompass hikins, relentlessly locked-down shots of both grand, elemental nature rocks, mountains, clouds and of Christchurch culture parks and gardens, suburbs and building sites.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Featured Artworks View All His work in still photography had long been haunted by cinematic references and associations, and he had made a few video works, but now he aimed to become a real filmmaker.

Views Read Edit View history. After some agonising, the young man confronts a Suprematist square-on-square canvas hung in a corner.

Although we might assume it to be a film about New Zealand, some footage was shot in India soaring birds, industrial machinery, a screaming steam engine and in Queensland including that flowers sequence.


Victoria University Press, Typically starting with the definite article, his titles recalled those of horror films.

Gavin Hipkins • New Zealand International Film Festival

As the images of the hand form rotate in the photographs, the roses move from red to orange to yellow. New Zealand International Film Festival. We have sent you an email containing a link to reset your password.

In late Hipkins extended his experimentation in this body of work in the dealer gallery exhibition Block Unitsincluding an image slide projection of photographs of pairs of painted blocks arranged in sculptural formations alongside framed photographs.

With a knife, he makes a single Fontanaesque incision down its middle, then forces his hand through, as if reaching into the void, or a vagina, or a wound. Gavin Hipkins Follow b. Hipkins began making experimental shhort films in Hipkins moves back and forth from views of nature that could be from any time to views of culture historically specific.

In The Field 1, photograms produced by placing a polystyrene ball on a sheet of photographic paper and exposing it to light. Hipkins’ resulting work New World melded extracts from an report encouraging immigration to North-East Texas, title-cards resembling abstract paintings, Google Earth footage and reproductions of plates drawn from the book American Pictures Drawn with Pen and Hipkinz as well as solarised reproductions of images from early s copies of National Geographic gavkn Penthouse.

After that, Hipkinns stopped making moving-image works for six years. The Port scrambles images from Snort and New Zealand. There are Orwellian touches: Hipkins completed a Hi;kins in photography at the University of Auckland and has work in the collections of many major art museums in Australia and New Zealand.

They are a kind of litany accompanying the viewer in his or her passage through the work. Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: