Memoire

Two Rooms • 31 May - 6 July

Opens 6:00pm on Thursday 30 May
Hours 11:00 - 5:00 Tues - Fri & 11:00 - 3:00 Sat
Where 16 Putiki Street, Newton
  09 360 5900
  tworooms.co.nz
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Artists Justine Varga
Theme Exhibitions

Made without a camera and over extended periods Varga’s photographs embody a particular intersection of time and place, offering an autobiographical witnessing of the world, a memoire, rather than acts of representation. They exist as a result of two  interrelated processes.

The first involves a duration of bodily actions, in which pieces of film are left to register performative gestures, or they underwent a haptic rendering where they are drawn on, handled, scratched, spat on and weathered. Exposed to light for long periods these pieces of film are processed and then printed in the darkroom to draw out the remaining traces. Realised at large scale they appear as abstractions but they are in fact distillations of the real.

 

 

 

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Justine Varga; Abrasion

Justine Varga; Abrasion