Spheres of Influence


Two Rooms • 7 June - 13 July

11am-5pm Tues to Fri and 11am-3pm Sat
16 Putiki St, Grey Lynn
Susan Norrie
Highly regarded artist Susan Norrie makes documentary-style films on important social, political and environmental issues. The latest, Spheres of Influence, has enormous relevance now as conflicts in the Middle East continue. In 2016 Norrie travelled to Iraq after being commissioned by the Australian War Memorial as the official war artist. The film juxtaposes the daily routines of Australian, New Zealand and Iraqi soldiers with scenes filmed in the Palace of Versailles. Walking through the Palace, Iraqi poet Salah Al-Hamdani discusses the ongoing tension caused by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which divided Iraq into British and French spheres of influence.

Camp Taji Susan Norrie
Camp Taji Susan Norrie

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