Selective Exposure ISPP Media Release

 

Selective Exposure is a group exhibition, organised by Haruhiko Sameshima, featuring a new generation of contemporary photographers based in New Zealand, Germany and Japan. It features samples of prints from each photographer’s sustained projects. Originally exhibited at Photospace gallery in Wellington in November 2015, the opening at In Situ Photo Project will be the exhibition’s first showing in the South Island.

Including work by Caryline Boreham, Conor Clarke, Peter Evans, Shelley Jacobson, Julius Margan, Asumi Mizuo, Solomon Mortimer, Stephen Roucher, Shigeru Takato and Tim J. Veling, these photographers use analogue film technology to reflect aspects of reality filtered through their own experiences, mediated by the old world photographic process.

The artists in this exhibition have all graduated from New Zealand art schools majoring in photography, within the last 25 years. They then went off to explore such diverse subject matters as steaming towers in the industrial hub of Germany, television news studios from 40 countries and 70 cities, contemporary views of the city rebuilt after destruction by an atomic bomb, and petroleum industry related sites across New Zealand from the perspective of  ‘peak oil’. Others travelled to scout for alternative identities in the country’s heartlands, the shifting border between urban and rural in a home suburb or, even closer to home, looking deeply into family and kinship under duress.

The anachronism of using film cameras detaches the images from today’s immediate use-value in that it is, for example, unable to be uploaded instantly to Instagram but it does slow down the process, giving time to contemplate the consequences of image making. The resulting printed photograph will carry that residue of the legacy of veracity, which transcribes the ‘look’ of the world. Accumulation of their selected exposures feeds the artists’ narratives.

This exhibition is a survey of tertiary trained art photographers’ views of where we stand in the global world, staring intently into their individualised evidences of reality. Works here reflect notions of art as social and personal inquiry – seeking to better understand humanity from their chosen environments, and is a record of their experiences within.

Opening night:
6pm, Friday 8th July at the BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street, next to Scorpio Bookstore.

Show runs until 5th August

Gallery hours:
Open daily, 10am – 5pm

Selective Exposure at In Situ catalogue [pdf]


Related events:
11 July 2016: In Conversation – Haruhiko Sameshima, Mark Adams, Tim J. Veling, Hannah Wilson. Following the discussion there will be a  film screening of ‘Pictures on Paper – Photobooks in New Zealand’ produced by Tangent NZ Photography Collective.
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/580140728813539/

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Photo book launch

13/11/15
5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm

14/11/15
11:00 am ~ 2:00 pm

For the first time, the Photo Media Department of  Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo book format within their curriculum. Year 3 Photo Media students will present their own photo books at the inaugural end-of-year book event launching on 13th November 2015 and running over two days.

The work will also be on display on Saturday 14 November, accompanied by a talk from Anita Tótha (Founder of Photobook Club Auckland and Remote Photobooks) and includes a screening of the short film documentary ‘Pictures on Paper: Photobooks in New Zealand’ (produced by Tangent Photography Collective).

The film profiles both established and emerging artists and photobook makers such as Ann Shelton, David Cook, Solomon Mortimer, and Shelley Jacobson and delivers a lively insight into the current photo book phenomenon.

The Year 3 photobook launch is on Friday 13 November from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

The talk and screening takes place Saturday 14 November from 11am – 2pm.
11:15am Artists’ Talk with Anita Totha, Founder of Remote Photobooks and Photobook Club Auckland
11:45am Screening of  ‘Pictures on Paper-Photobooks in New Zealand’ documentary film produced by Tangent Photography Collective (30 minutes)

All events will be held at the Whitecliffe campus located at 24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Level 5 – Lecture Hall.

All are welcome to attend!

Follow updates on the First Edition Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1645160929034579/

 

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Vendetta Films in Auckland,  are a film distributor bringing independent films from all around the world to Australia and NZ. They have just announced the release date (to selected NZ cinemas) as 6th November 2014  for the fantastic documentary Finding Vivian Maier.

Who is Vivian Maier? A mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs from the 1950s to the 1980s that went unseen until recently. Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Screening venues/sessions plus more info at: http://www.vendettafilms.co.nz/Findingvivianmaier

Below are  all the  NZ screening locations.

Screening dates - Vivian Maier Film

 

Looks like another great lineup of films coming up very soon, as part of the 2013 NZ International Film Festival. The selection below should be of particular interest to photographers:

Antarctica: A year on Ice –
Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, Anthony Powell’s documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent and the heavens above. It is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Update: due to popular demand, extra session scheduled in Auckland for Saturday 3 August, 10.45 am at The Civic

Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
For the pictures alone, Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time Of Tim Hetherington demands a big screen. The British photojournalist’s still and video images from Liberia and Sierra Leone, from Sri Lanka, from Afghanistan and Libya, many captured in the depths of conflict, tell countless stories: moments of humanity amid the blur of war.

William Yang: My Generation
For 20 years Sydney photographer William Yang, a canny and candid chronicler of his life and times, has been bringing added life to his pictures in a series of affecting slideshow performances. This show from 2010, now filmed by Martin Fox, takes us back to wild days amongst the Sydney bohemia of the 70s and 80s, an era of riotous liberation stopped in its tracks by AIDS.

View nziff-photography-auckland (pdf) for full details on the above films, including Auckland session info. Visit  www.nziff.co.nz for the full programme, pricing and session times in other regions,

Edith Amituanai and Anita Totha will be showing to Unitec photography students, Somewhere to Disappear , a documentary following Alec Soth on his photographic travels for his project Broken Manual.

All students and the public are invited to attend.

Details are as follows:
Friday, August 24 11am
Unitec
Building 1, Gate One
Room 2070 (room known as “The Chapel” upstairs near the lecture theaters)

The film is 57 minutes long.

Edith Amituanai and Anita Totha will be showing The Mother Project, an exceptional 2006 film about
photographer Tierney Gearon, for Unitec students during the school holidays. All students
and the public are invited to attend. Details are as follows:

Friday, July 13th 11am
Unitec
Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland

Building 1, Gate One
Room 2070 (room known as “The Chapel” upstairs near the lecture theaters)