22 July | 20:30

Light Movement 32: Joanna Margaret Paul

  • Doors: 20:00
  • Start time: 20:30
  • Entrance: 6-10 € (up to your offer)


Introduced by Peter Todd

"All my films, poems, paintings play more or less between inner and outer events" - Joanna Margaret Paul

Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) was a New Zealand artist who pioneered interdisciplinary practice, working prolifically across the mediums of film, poetry and painting. Often shot and edited in camera, her film work chronicled motherhood and domestic life (Task, Napkins), the worn traces of urban settlement (Port Chalmers Cycle) and the persistent presence of the natural world. Other works such as Sisterhood portrayed the life of other female artists identified with the 1970s womens movement in New Zealand.

Curated by Peter Todd, Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul is the first collection of Joanna Margaret Paul’s moving image work to make Paul’s work available to an international audience. In Todd’s accompanying essay he places her work in the lineage of film-makers Margaret Tait and Robert Bresson, and painter Frances Hodgkins. The program contains 13 works shot in the 1970s that have been transferred from 8mm and 16mm film to high definition video.

‘Paul’s films were made in relative artistic isolation from avant-garde film discourse in the mid-1970s, but are rooted in an acute feminist politics that focuses on concerns of shared female social spaces and everyday domestic situations.’ —Frieze

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