DPAG Weekly Update
15 June 2020
I have come and joined my love with yours...
New Rear Window Project [8 June – 9 August 2020]
I have come and joined my love with yours 2017
Aliyah Winter and Nathaniel Gordon-Stables (Ngāti Kuri)
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery has been running a focused moving image programme in the Rear Window Gallery (located on Moray Place) since 2018. On 8 June 2020, the DPAG installed the collaborative work I have come and joined my love with yours, by Aliyah Winter and Nathaniel Gordon-Stables (Ngāti Kuri). In the accompanying label text, our 2020 Curatorial Intern Joanna Osborne writes that in this work Winter and Gordon-Stables “enact a conversation that occurred between George Grey (1812-1898) and Wiremu “Wi” Tako Ngātata (1815-1887; Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Ruanui) on the 9th of October 1862. The artists made use of a published English translation of Wi Tako’s te reo Māori record of the exchange, documenting an historical moment within the growing conflict within the Kingitanga movement in the region of Waikanae. Their performance explores the complex implications of linguistic translation for understanding historical contexts and communicating cultural meaning. Winter and Gordon-Stables weave their own identities into the conversation, slightly editing the phrases in a way that streamlines extraneous detail and emphasises the inherent poetic quality of the translated text.”
Throughout the rest of 2020 and into early 2021, keep an eye out for Queen Victoria (2013) by Jeremy Leatinu’u, Christopher Ulutupu’s Into The Arms of My Colonizer (2016) and Sarah Jane Parton’s Potato and Gravy (2012). This series of four works was selected by 2019 Curatorial Intern Milly Mitchell-Anyon.
Noho ora mai, Lauren Gutsell
Curator, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
[above: Aliyah Winter and Nathaniel Gordon-Stables (Ngāti Kuri) I have come and joined my love with yours 2017. Still. Digital video / sound (3min 10sec). Courtesy of the artists]
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Rear Window proposals...
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery will accept proposals for our Rear Window programme all year round, to be considered for the ongoing programme. The proposal must be for a single-channel moving image work, can include sound (only operating between 6am and 11pm), and a screening fee will be negotiated.
Proposals can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org