Erewhon: The Book of the Machines
Starkwhite is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Gavin Hipkins. Realized in conjunction with the artist's recently completed feature length essay film Erewhon
, the exhibition will feature a new suite of photographs presented alongside a key chapter from the film, and Samuel Butler's 1872 novel, The Book of the Machines
. For the artist, "Butler's poetic meditations on industrial society and colonialism remain a timely reflection on contemporary society and our technological dependencies."
Produced over a two-year period and shot in New Zealand, Australia, and India, Erewhon is the artist's first feature film. Gavin Hipkins is an Auckland-based artist who works with photography and moving image. His work has been exhibited widely. Recent international screenings and exhibitions include: Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA (2014); City Art Centre and Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland (2014); Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2013); Armory Film, The Armory Show, New York (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); Austrian Museum of Applied Art and Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna, Austria (2011).
Installation images ©SamHartnett courtesy of Starkwhite.
Press release courtesy Starkwhite.