This film is a combination of time lapse and video shot over two weeks while exploring the South Island of New Zealand. Locations include Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Kinloch, Glenorchy, Fox Glacier, Mount Cook National Park, Twizel, Lindis Pass and Haast Pass.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
Press play then "pause" and wait for the grey bar to reach the end before pressing play.
Thanks to the Slow Flow -Te Ia Korero 2009 trip organized by Julian Priest + Micheal Poa.
See: greenbench.org or check out One River Tours, Wanganui.
Music: Downpour at Twilight by Tama McGlinn
Many shots are from the Whanganui river, New Zealand.
This is the first of five videos I'm working on for the installation, "Kaainga a roto" for the exhibition: "UNwanted Land", in Museum Beelden aan Zee (Dutch Museum of Sculpture, The Hague), Oct 2010-Feb 2011
This video will be on show:
"SLOW FLOW", Greenbench, 67 Guyton Street
W-h-anganui, Aotearoa/New Zealand
31 Jan - 28 Feb 2010 and you can purchase a dvd from them or myself.
Many props are my own artworks, inspired by seeing Rebecca Horn's film, Busters Bedroom.
My video concerns looking at the diverse and our definitions of what is central or normal in society. I want to create the feeling that you, the viewer, are like the cloth that hangs around the wall. To feel the position of standing (at the edge of society) or watching from the margins.
More about this work and the themes is here > http://www.sonjavank.com/wrapv.htm