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Painting live sound


King Kapisi is now officially a piece of art.

Kapisi along with The Black Seeds, Weta, Salmonella Dub and Tadpole features in a photographic exhibition called Wellington Music 2000 at NEUT Gallery in Newtown.

Photography student Sam Proctor has taken black and white photos from various gigs and has coloured them in digitally (brings new meaning to ‘colouring-in’, doesn’t it?).

Proctor has tried to capture the effects of lighting at gigs and he had done a pretty good job of it. He has used reds, greens, blues and purples to "colour in" the photos - colours you would expect to see at any music gig.

Proctor has blurred different colours together to give the pictures a slightly fuzzy look. This means the individual musicians are not always visible but the rawness of playing live is captured very well.

This exhibition makes you think about how different media can be used. Art is no longer confined to a paintbrush and canvas or a camera and a roll of film. In the digital age anything goes and this exhibition shows how technology can be used to enhance old-school practices.

Wellington Music 2000 also makes you think twice about saving all the blurry photos you took at all the gigs you ever went to.

The exhibition finishes on Saturday.

Neut Gallery, 2 Riddiford Street Newtown (opposite the hospital). Open 3pm-9pm daily.

Story by Rebecca Thomson
Photos by Emma Philpott


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