Single channel digital video with stereo sound, duration 00:03:55
pod depicts a mysterious circular shape tracing the images of occult symbols (as defined by a conservative Christian publication) across a white surface plane.
Shown initially at the ADA symposium event “Séance for Nam June Paik” (Christchurch, Feb 2008), the work not only responds to Paik’s contribution to the development of Video Art and the locale of Christchurch, but also touches on ideas of religious and social tensions, invisibility and the intangible, spirituality, and memory.
The Third Artist’s Film Festival
New Zealand Film Archive mediaplex, Wellington, 11 April – 17 May 2008. Also shown at The Physics Room, Christchurch, 4-7 June 2008
Curator: Paula Booker
Séance for Nam June Paik
School of Fine Arts Gallery Basement, Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand. Screened as part of Tending Networks: the fifth Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) symposium, and in conjunction with The Physics Room’s public exhibitions programme, 23 February 2008
Curator: Dan Agnihotri-Clark