New Mythologies, 17-24 October 2023, Ethan Kennedy, Hayley Kilgour, Lucy Pahina, Samuel Scully, Photospace Gallery Wellington Aotearoa NZ
'New Mythologies' continues Photospace Gallery's run of group exhibitions by select graduate students from Massey University's photography degree programme. The exhibition is only showing from Tuesday 17th to Tuesday 24th October, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday (Labour Day).
Ethan Kennedy's video installation is in Gallery Room 3. Samuel Scully, Lucy Pahina and Hayley Kilgour,'s photographs are shown in Gallery Room 1.
“Life loves contradiction – hope must exist within sadness, just as loss always gives way to something new. The photographs raise similarly contradictory questions: on what it means to be young, what it means to be alone. And equally, what it’s like to never be alone – the world always with you, home always with you, your youth always with you.”
- Eva Wyles on Going West.
Going West aims to fantasize the typical developmental narratives of young men within rural settings of Aotearoa / New Zealand. Paying close attention to the quiet routines and rhythms of life in small communities it asks the viewer to imagine a divergent future free of expectations and without bounds.
'The city and its inhabitants are an ever-moving entity within the walls of time. Each person’s perception of public spaces and the time they exist in is subjective. HUSTLE/BUSTLE seeks to capture and critique this amorphous wall of constant movement that has come to be the main way these public spaces are used. Using video effects such as segmentation and visual echo allows the work to visually reinterpret the temporal frame of the footage.'
Culmination of Forms
Culmination of Forms explores and critiques the gaze around, and the perception of the feminine body, whilst also exploring how manipulation of it can shift said gaze and perception. By using photography and digital manipulation to critique the way we see the body, a door is opened for a more in depth discussion on how seeing it in particular ways can alter how we respond and process it.
'As consumers we use multiple senses to determine the quality of a product. Feast aims to shift away from the individuality of commercial photographic genres. The Project serves as a love letter to both food and fashion alike. Inviting viewers to indulge, enjoy and truly Feast.'
Photography Matters II