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EMILY HLAVAC GREEN: STILL MOVING

Rear Window

30th Mar 2012 - 30th Apr 2012

[40 Moray Place] Rear Window is a glass box that was once an entryway and display area for a department store. The window is now a showcase for objects and images by contemporary New Zealand artists.

Perspex, wood and photographic transparencies
Collection of the artist

“Photography is truth. And cinema is truth twenty-four times a second”.*

Devoid of any actual moving image, Still Moving rests in the space between cinema and photography. The movement stems from action, rather than relying on a motion picture; a still image where movement is propelled by the viewer. As an exploration of soviet montage, the layered photographic stills re-imagine the ‘Odessa Steps’ scene from Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin in a contemporary way, drawing on the artifice of cinematic staged lighting and durational narrative. Still Moving aims to free the photographic image from the boundaries of time and space by moving outside a two-dimensional plane, simultaneously drawing on the autonomous and illusionary properties of cinema. In doing so it explores the shifting nature of truth within the image.

Emily Hlavac Green currently works as a creative photographer and artist in Dunedin.

* Jean Luc Godard, Le Petit Soldat, film, 1960.

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