Silent Wings – Denise Batchelor
17 May – 17 June 2013
Opens Fri 17 May, 6pm

Lopdell House Gallery (off-site)
5 Totara Ave, New Lynn, Auckland
Gallery hours: 10am – 4.30pm Mon to Fri.

Photographer and video artist Denise Batchelor creates a contemplative video installation in the Window Project Space and main gallery at Lopdell House Gallery’s New Lynn location titled Silent Wings for the Auckland Festival of Photography.

There is a familiarity to Batchelor’s work, a sense that we are being shown something that perhaps we tend to overlook or not take the time to notice. With images that appear to be moving and videos that appear to be still, Batchelor plays with the passages of time and space, creating a quiet and meditative work.

The viewer is encouraged to get close to the work and to connect with the nature that she depicts. These are works of contemplation that offer the viewer access to an interstitial realm between movement and stillness. The deliberate combining of the stillness and silence of photography with the time and motion of moving image provides for meditative encounters with the natural world, one that is distinctly New Zealand.

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