Public Programme: Cinema & Painting

February – May 2014

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Opening Performance

Martin Rumsby performs Hollis Frampton’s A LECTURE (1968).

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 7pm
Adam Art Gallery

Curators’ Tour with Judy Millar

Join curators Michelle Menzies and Daniel Morgan, in conversation with artist Judy Millar, for a tour of Cinema & Painting.

Wednesday 12 February, 12pm
Adam Art Gallery

Screening: Turbulence: The Ocean as Cinematic Space
Curated with Philippe-Alain Michaud, Curator of Film, Georges Pompidou Centre, France

Nathaniel Dorsky, Alaya, 1976-87, 16mm, b/w, silent, 28 mins

Heinrich Hauser, WINDJAMMER UND JANMAATEN. DIE LETZTE SEGELSCHIFFE (Windjammer and Sailors: The Last Sailboats), 1930, 35mm, b/w, silent, 48 mins
Live music accompaniment by Jonathan Berkahn on piano accordion

Two film poems explore the atmospheric drama of an interaction of sea, sky, and sand in this special “live” cinema event. Generously supported by the Embassy of France.

The river is within us, the sea is all about us. – T.S. Eliot

Saturday 22 February, 6pm
New Zealand Film Archive Wellington
$10/$8 entry

Discussion: Waterfalls, lighthouses, lakes: landscape aesthetics in New Zealand

Join curator Michelle Menzies and Laurence Simmons, Professor of Media, Film and Television at the University of Auckland for an evening discussion. Simmons is the author of Tuhituhi: William Hodges, Cook’s Painter in the South Pacific (Otago, 2011). Their conversation will explore a New Zealand tradition of landscape aesthetics emerging in and from proximity to water, focusing on works by Colin McCahon, William Fox, and Anthony McCall.

Thursday 20 March, 6pm
Adam Art Gallery

Screening: Ken Jacobs’ Volumetric Screen: Five Decades of 3D Cinema

Ken Jacobs, THE GUESTS, 2013, 3D DCP, b/w, surround sound, 74 mins (World Premiere!)
preceded by: Ken Jacobs, OPENING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1896, 1990, Pulfrich 3D, b/w, colour, sound, 9mins

The charismatic grandfather of American avant-garde cinema presents a new 3D film. Ken Jacobs studied painting with the Abstract Expressionists, and has made 3D movies for over five decades.

2D is a remarkable invention, crazier than most anything that can happen in 3D. Imagine the world flattened to a single insubstantial plane, a mere surface reflection! I must look into it. – Ken Jacobs

Thursday 27 March, 6pm
Light House Cinema Cuba, Wellington
$10/$8 entry

Screening: Re-Make: GDBY PK P
Curated by Mark Williams, Director of CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand

Lucien Rizos, GDBY PK P, 2013, digital video, colour, sound, 89mins

Lucien Rizos remakes Geoff Murphy’s Kiwi film classic Goodbye Pork Pie (1981). Followed by a conversation between Williams and Rizos.

Presented with CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand:

… when something is happening here something else is happening over there. – John Baldessari

Saturday 12 April, 6pm
New Zealand Film Archive Wellington
$10/$8 entry

Tour: Animate!: Art and moving image effects

Join Kirsten Thompson, Professor of Film at Victoria University of Wellington for a lunchtime tour of animated films in Cinema & Painting, particularly works by Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Phil Solomon, Matt Saunders, and Jim Davis. Thompson is a specialist in the history of history of classical animation and presently writing a book about film and colour.

Friday 9 May, 12pm
Adam Art Gallery

For press inquiries and further details about Cinema & Painting, or its related public events, please contact Michelle Menzies, Curator: or + 64 4 463 5229

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Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Free Entry