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Nova Paul - The World Of Interiors

The World Of Interiors

Still from The World of Interiors.


an exhibition by Nova Paul
opening celebration Thursday 22 May 5.30pm

Dear Friends,

You are invited to attend the opening of The World of Interiors, an exhibition by Nova Paul opening this Thursday 22 May at 5.30pm. Nova Paul will be at the opening and also in attendance for an artist talk Friday 23 May at 12.15pm.

Filmed in red, green and blue layers the filmic surface of The World of Interiors is composed of buzzing shards of colour influenced by the aspirations and optimism of the 1910s Russian Avant-Garde movement Rayonism. Accompanying the abstract film (originated on 16mm) are oral recordings made with friend Forbes Williams.

Williams lives in Dunedin where his house is home to a collection of keepsakes from his wanderings around the city; bits of plastic, bottle tops, ribbons, soft toys, lost notes, hair ties, dried flowers and other objects are carefully arranged throughout his house. On the soundtrack Williams shares some of his experiences ranging across subjects as diverse as metaphysics, the health care system, relationships, mental wellbeing, literature, dance parties and his process of collecting ephemera.

Nova Paul says she is particularly interested in "stories that allow us to see valid and thoughtful ways of existing in the world.” Her film making practice stems from an engagement with experimental and structural filmmaking, such as Stan Brakhage and Michael Snow. The technicolor technique used in The World of Interiors is similar to early colour processes used by experimental filmmakers such as Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger and Australians Arthur and Corinne Cantrill.

Nova will be at the Film Archive on 5 June to introduce a number of films from the Film Archive’s collection including works by the Cantrills, Lye and herself.

12.15pm Friday 23 May
Free Admission

7pm, Thursday June 5
Films by Len Lye, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, Nova Paul and Morrow Productions.


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