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Events at MIC October 08


There's a lot happening here at MIC. Hope you can join us for these upcoming events. More details at www.mic.org.nz:

FILM
Saving Pop CultureExperimental German Music Videos

The Goethe Institute presents SAVING POP CULTURE: EXPERIMENTAL GERMAN MUSIC VIDEOS in association with MIC Toi Rerehiko and the NZ Film Archive. Don’t miss visiting filmmaker Christina von Greve presenting screenings of her own award winning works at Galatos including stunning sound composition by Von Spar, C-Schulz and acoustic artwork by Barry Bermange.

Tuesday 7 October 7pm - Special screening programme of films by Christina von Greve. Admission Free.
Screenings at Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Newton

More information at www.goethe.de/nz

GALLERY
Christine Webster
MIC is privileged to welcome the return of Christine Webster, one of New Zealand’s most prodigious and well-respected talents working in photography and video. Christine Webster is exhibiting ‘Le Dossier’, a deeply evocative and erotically charged rumination on cultural mores as they relate to sexuality as well as a sophisticated critique of the role of representation in both maintaining and challenging culturally sanctioned categories of decency. A new version of the video installation ‘Blindfield’ is being shown alongside ‘Le Dossier’ and explores the role of the individual in relation to structures of power. Webster is also presenting her latest multi-screen video and sound installation ‘ViGil’, which examines issues around desire and vulnerability, intimacy and control amongst various heterosexual, bi-sexual, gay and asexual participants.

Hear Lynn Freeman's Radio New Zealand Arts On Sunday interview with Christine at http://mic.org.nz/events/exhibitions/present/christine-webster/

29 August - 11 October 2008Gallery 1,2,3
Level 1, 321 K Rd, Newton, Auckland
Open Tues - Fri 10am to 6.00pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm
Admission Free.

COMING SOON
GALLERY
atmos: weather as mediaCurated by Janine Randerson

atmos: weather as media is an exhibition of air, sun, clouds, and storms. The exhibition presents a selection of international and New Zealand artists, including Douglas Bagnall (NZ), Lisa Benson (NZ), Corby and Baily (UK), Jerome Knebusch (Fr-Ger), Hoon Li(NZ-Kr), Andrea Polli(USA), Janine Randerson (NZ), and Cameron Robbins (Aus); whose work incorporates aspects of the weather directly into their practices, drawing attention to the agency of unpredictable natural phenomena. These are artists working at the borders of science, technology and ecology: some use weather in their art-making process, some simulate atmospheres, while others approach weather allegorically. At a time of ecological stress, their mediations in weather become ciphers for dialogue, critique, and transformation.

OPENING NIGHT: 17 October, 7pm @ MIC Toi Rerehiko, Level 1, 321 K-Rd, Newton, Auckland.
18 October - 15 November
Gallery 1,2,3
Level 1, 321 K Rd, Newton, Auckland
Open Tues - Fri 10am to 6.00pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm
Admission Free.

PERFORMING ENVIRONMENTS CONFERENCE
Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 October
MIC Toi Rerehiko and AUT University present Performing Environments in association with the exhibition atmos: weather as media. The conference coincides with the launch of CoLab, a new transdisciplinary research and development centre led by collaborative partners AUT University and MIC Toi Rerehiko. CoLab aims to become a national centre of excellence in the development and use of new technologies for creativity, communication and innovation. This conference will engage with critical aspects of art and technology projects and will feature artists, researchers and curators involved in both CoLab and the atmos: weather as media exhibition.

Conference and venue details will be made available online at www.mic.org.nz on 8 Oct.


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