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Christine Webster

Christine Webster

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  • Mon 15 Sep ’08 – Sat 11 Oct ’08, 10:00am – 6:00pm


MIC Toi Rerehiko, Level 1, 321 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

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  • Free Admission



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 will be 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 will be shown alongside Le Dossier and explores the role of the individual in relation to structures of power. Webster will also be 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.

Le Dossier 2006
Three women shut themselves away in a chateau in France to mime out erotically charged actions related to events dredged up from a scandal, which had occurred in Toulouse. The building becomes a repository or vessel for these actions, its fragile structure and surrounding gardens heavily marked by time, but leaving no traces of evidence. Kyla MacFarlane.
C-type prints (20” x 28”)

Blindfield 2007
Blindfield is not by any means a sentimental film work. It is instead a cautionary tale that gives visibility to the voiceless; uncovering what resides in residues of a past asylum. With the knowledge that her Grandmother had received Electric Shock Treatment, Webster set out to explore what it means to be institutionalized. There is a constant sense of waiting or foreboding without resolve however the viewer is given the power to question what is seen. Laura Earley.
A video work

ViGil 2008
Vigil is a multi-screen installation presenting a number of seated nudes. This work explores issues around desire and vulnerability, intimacy and control, examining differing perceptions about sexuality. A collection of subjects of differing sexual orientations occupy eleven monitors. The nudes are strangely distanced, playing the role of observers whilst audio tracks provide intimate confessional stories.
A multi-screen video and sound installation.

Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday, 11.00am until 5pm


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