Two-day guerrilla-style video-making workshop with American artist Latham Zearfoss and New Zealand artist Louie Neale
Saturday 15 December 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 16 December 10 am - 4 pm
Free admission. Coffee, tea and snacks provided.
Register with Essi Airisniemi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited spaces available, registration essential. Signing up for both days is encouraged but not required. Please make sure to mention the type and model of the device you will be using for the workshop as you sign up. More detailed information on the workshop provided upon registration.
Te Whare Hēra Gallery
Prow end of Clyde Quay Wharf, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington harbour
Join current Te Whare Hēra artist in residence Latham Zearfoss and Wellington-based artist Louie Neale for a highly collaborative and fun, guerrilla-style no-budget video-making workshop. Re-create some of your favorite scenes from big budget cinema with your own smartphone and few new friends. Use DIY tricks and hacks to develop compelling images and resonant sounds. Participants will leave with a better understanding of collaboration and how to make meaningful work on a dime. Each project will be part of a larger original video work, debuting in early 2019 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
Latham Zearfoss lives and works in Chicago, and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois. They are a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice forms around time-based projects. They work largely in video and sound, object installations and also produce music and publications. Zearfoss has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the USA and held a number of solo exhibitions in the USA, including YesX1000 (2015) in Chicago, and Bruising Darkness (2014) in Baltimore. In 2017 their exhibition Intents and Purposes at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago included a number of different works in a variety of media. Concerned with inherited queer histories and the everyday realities of social and political life on the margins, Zearfoss’s intersectional practice focuses on formative experiences of “selfhood and otherness”.
Louie Neale is a queer artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington whose art practice is both conceptually and visually absurdist yet in close relation to reality. They work across media, including costume, performance, drawing and video. Louie’s practice blossoms from the abruptness of being defaulted to man or woman, and ponders how clothing and adornment contribute to embodied social situations. Louie’s works feature here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, recently at Performance Art Week Aotearoa 2018, as well as at previous shows in Germany at Greenhouse Berlin and at an artist residency at The Custom House in Hokitika, Aotearoa.