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...EVENTS : 2005 spacer spacer spacer ...breathing space Screenings
Nathan Pohio - Still from Departure Lounge
Zoe Roland - Still from Notes for a Coastline
The Bleeding Road Diaries: Sunrise


Nathan Pohio
Departure Lounge, 2000
The Bleeding Road Diaries: Sunrise, 2000

 Zoe Roland
Notes for a Coastline, 2004

Tuesday 12 April 2005, 7.30pm
The Physics Room

Cost: $3 / members free

Nathan Pohio, Departure Lounge, 2000, Mini DV

Departure Lounge melds art and documentary film making techniques to create a hybrid video that mediates on contemporary Maori society. Pohio considers the film to be a democratic space where cinematic language becomes an international language. Through this universal language the artist explores the waka as a vehicle for space travel, and critiques the western obsession for favouring what the eye can see over what the heart feels.

Nathan Pohio, The Bleeding Road Diaries: Sunrise, 2000, Mini DV and 35mm slide film

A hot chick in a fast car drives her dying boyfriend straight to the centre of the burning sun

Zoe Roland, Notes for a Coastline, 2004, Mini DV

Notes for a Coastline is a highly nostalgic and poetic view of a childhood holiday at Gore Bay. The film is a personal portrayal of the director’s search for stories. It is an exploration into the art of storytelling though an almost scientific methodology. Archival and filmed footage overlaps to create an ‘impressionistic’ viewpoint that conveys a sense of loss and mourning.

Director and Producer: Zoe Roland

Screenplay: Sally Ann McIntyre

In association with the Screen Innovation Fund, a partnership between Creative New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission.

Screening in conjunction with the exhibition breathing space