Call this the Romance of Disappointment

Screening exhibition by Juliet Carpenter and Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua

Date: Oct, 12 - Oct 15, 2018
Location: I: project space

The inherent association of plot with narrative and narration is but a common misunderstanding of the original definition of plot, a late-medieval concept suggesting a patch of earth or nature separated by the artist or the craftsman as the core of their work. For medieval and renaissance cultures, the separation of the plot from its matrix was, however, never considered full and complete. The plot was identified as an access point to the pervasive and obscure beyond from which artifacts were extracted. Far from being a vehicle of narration, the plot was considered to be an anonymous germ of this pervasive beyond, capable of bringing into focus the invisible workings of the unbound plane and unfolding it’s lingering influences in the human sphere.

“The desire to pay is essentially one untroubled by petty calculations.
It is not even dependant upon having been given, having received, bought, or stolen.
In a world of replicas the original cannot be matched in value, and real fact is often a copy of unreal fiction.”

Shot in New Zealand and China, Call this the Romance of Disappointment takes two replica Eiffel Tower sites in Shenzhen and Hangzhou as it’s starting point. The films monologue is comprised of a number of texts from authors such as Janet Frame and Karl Marx and features footage shot in Waipukurau, New Zealand with a family friend of the artist, and a performance by artist Prairie Hatchard-McGill. Structurally sitting somewhere between documentary and collage the work motions toward the unfixed relationship between representation and reality.

This project was initiated during Juliet Carpenter's 2017 residency at I: project space.

About the artists

Juliet Carpenter

Juliet Carpenter is an artist from New Zealand who works mainly in video. Recent projects include 'mean time', a collaboration with writer Gregory Kan, GLOVEBOX, Auckland, 2016 and 'Cast out of Heaven', a collaborative installation with Biljana Popovic for Shout! Whisper! Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. Juliet is currently studying in the Film Class at Stadelschule in Frankfurt.

Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua

Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua is an independent curator, writer, artist and educator currently based in Tamaki Makaurau. In 2017 they were selected as the Artspace NZ/Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Education Intern where they provided educational and curatorial support to the gallery, and throughout 2018 have been working alongside Auckland University of Technology’s St. Paul Street Gallery as a researcher and curator.

This project is supported by
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Supported by Asia New Zeland Foundation and Creative New Zealand

日期: 2018年10月12日到15日
地点: I: project space

“情节”与叙事、叙述的内在联系只是一种对其原始定义的常见误解。“情节”作为一个来自于中世纪晚期的概念,暗示了艺术家和工匠们把地球或大自然的一部分分离开来,以作为他们作品的核心。 然而,对于中世纪和文艺复兴时期的文化而言,人们并不认为情节与其矩阵是完全分离的。情节被视为一个切入点,以此进入人工环境之外的无处不在的模糊境地。情节不仅仅是叙述的载体,也是这种模糊境地中的无名细菌,使无界平面的隐形运作成为焦点,展现其在人类领域挥之不去的影响。

Call this the Romance of Disappointment 摄于新西兰和中国,以位于深圳和杭州的两个埃菲尔铁塔为切入点。影片的独白由几段文字组成,作者包括珍妮特·弗雷姆 (Janet Frame,新西兰作家) 和卡尔·马克思等。同时,影片中也包括了艺术家与朋友摄于新西兰怀普库劳的脚本,以及艺术家Prairie Hatchard-McGill的行为艺术片段。此作品的结构介于纪录片和拼贴影片之间,倾向于展示现实与再现之间不固定的关系。

此项目始于Juliet Carpenter 2017年在I: project space 的驻留。

关于艺术家

Juliet Carpenter

Juliet Carpenter 是一位新西兰艺术家,主要作品形式为视频。其近期项目包括2016年于奥克兰GLOVEBOX展出的'mean time' ( 与写作者Gregory Kan合作 ),以及与Biljana Popovic合作的'Cast out of Heaven', 一个为2017奥克兰艺术馆年度Chartwell Show制作的装置。Juliet目前正在法兰克福的Stadelschule学习电影。

Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua

Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua 现居于奥克兰,是一名独立策展人,写作者,艺术家,教育者。其在2017被Artspace NZ/Tautai 太平洋现代艺术基金选为实习教育员,为艺术馆提供教育和策展方面的协助。其于2018年被任为奥克兰工程大学的 St. Paul Street Gallery研究员和策展人。

This project is supported by
This project is supported by / 项目支持/

支持:Asia New Zeland Foundation, Creative New Zealand

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