Conor Clarke (Ngai Tahu) has consistently explored nature as a constructed form, as a concept that we project our own ideas and perspectives onto. For this new body of work, Clarke collaborates with members of the blind and low vision community, inviting participants to share description of a landscape as they remember it. The contributors texts are accessed by the viewer through a braille overlay and an app so that there is multi-sensory depth of engagement that extends beyond the visual, as something felt, heard and imagined. Clarke adapted this approach for the process of making these photographs, using a simple pinhole camera to respond to each description. You are invited to gently touch the surface of the photographs, to interact with these images in ways not usually allowed in an exhibition. She confronts the tradition of landscape photography and the norms of encounter in a gallery context.
As far as the eye can reach
Two Rooms • 4 June - 3 July
5:30pm Thurs 3 June
11am-5pm Tues to Fri and 11am-3pm Sat
16 Putiki St, Grey Lynn
Conor Clarke, University Oval Cricket Field (Described by Mark Flowerday), 2020 C-print with braille (PVC, UV ink) 980 x 790 mm Edition of 3