Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul

 

Thursday 26 November, 6.30pm
Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul
Light House Cuba

Fresh from the recent screening at Experimenta 2015, the BFI London Film Festival, the programme features short moving image works by Nova Paul, Rachel Shearer, Sonya Lacey, Miranda Parkes, Shannon Te Ao and the collective Popular Productions.

A prolific film-maker, poet, photographer and painter, Joanna Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her immediate surroundings. This programme presents an ambitious range of new moving image commissions shot in various spaces, including out of doors and within an artificial building complex made from salt. Each film has been inspired by a selection of Paul’s poetry, proving the resonance of her work in 2015.

According to a recent review in Frieze magazine: “New Zealander Joanna Margaret Paul’s films were made in relative artistic isolation from avant-garde film discourse in the mid-1970s, but are rooted in an acute feminist politics that focuses on concerns of shared female social spaces and everyday domestic situations.”

This screening of Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul is presented by CIRCUIT in association with the Adam Art Gallery’s current exhibition Fragments of a World: Artists Working in Film and Photography 1973–1987 (3 October – 18 December 2015) which features moving image and photographic works by Popular Productions, Joanna Paul and a number of her contemporaries.

$10 adults, $8 students/Adam Art Gallery Friends and Supporters
Seating is limited – to book email stephen.cleland@vuw.ac.nz

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