Archive for the ‘Alex Greenhough’ Category

“The Last Days of Sumer” (Vivid on A4, 1998, in the collection of Alexander Greenhough)

Monday, December 21st, 1998


The very first piece of ‘serious’ visual art I ever did, after reading a book of interviews with Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman on a bright summer’s day while living at a University flat on Fairlie Terrace in Wellington. I did another piece in blue vivid on the same day, which has subsequently been lost.

“When painters feel the need to make a shift toward self-discovery, they turn to black and white for a time.” (Barnett Newman)

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“Wayfarer Gallery” (c. 1999, photographed by Alex Greenhough)

Wednesday, December 29th, 1999

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Top, left: Some of my early photocopy works fixed to a large board for inspection. Top, middle: A monochromatic painting, using photocopy ink (in the collection of Erica Lowe). Top, right: An assemblage, possibly made with Tim Wyborn.

Bottom, left: Painting by Mark Whyte (top) and a readymade using styrofoam packaging (bottom). Bottom, right: The remnants of a performance by then Wellington artist Collette [last name unknown].

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“Adams Terrace” (Rearrangement, 2006)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

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“An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk’s sake.” (Paul Klee, Pedagogical Sketchbook)

Many thanks to Alex Greenhough. Instructions for a rearrangement: Take any objects in a social space and rearrange them, in order to alter the perception of that space for subsequent viewers. A marker of human existence. A trace of consciousness. This rearrangement was constructed on Adams Terrace in 2006.

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“But…” (Rearrangement, 2008, photographed by Tao Wells)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

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“1998… we were walking along together and moved some stones on a path at Victoria University. I never did finish writing my notes towards a definition…” (Alexander Greenhough, 2010)

Instructions for a rearrangement: Take any objects in a social space and rearrange them, in order to alter the perception of that space for subsequent viewers. A marker of human existence. A trace of consciousness. I think this “rearrangement” took place somewhere near ‘The Mill’ on Victoria Street in Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks to Tao Wells for being there to capture it.

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“Untitled” (Video Art, Dick Whyte & Alexander Greenhough, 1999, restored in 2011)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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Early abstract/experimental/avant-garde film made on VHSC, documenting a video feedback performance in 1999 by myself and Alexander Greenhough. Restored in 2011 from a old VHS copy. Part of a suite of videos made in 1999. First screened as part of the 6th Hamilton Underground Film Festival (HUFF) curated by Emit Snake-Beings (Waikato Museum of Art and History, 2011). See more of my films on Vimeo.

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