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CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

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MIC Toi Rerehiko, Level 1, 321 Karangahape Road


4 Mar - 25 Mar (hours vary daily)

Incompatible Elements

Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Australia. Presented by MIC Toi Rerehiko

Incompatible Elements is an immersive experience, using video projection, soundscape and photographic imagery, to explore the complexities of the relationship humans have with the natural environment and their interaction with it.

Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski's video and new media works have been shown extensively in Australia and internationally. Previous installations have explored issues of migration, territorial boundaries, conflict commodities and human displacement.

On late at White Night, 12 March, 6:00pm - midnight

For Incompatible Elements Starrs and Cmielewski have used pixel manipulation to embed poetic texts into animated satellite images of landscapes at particular risk from global warming.  The failure of nations in 2009 to reach an agreement at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen has highlighted the huge gap between the scientific consensus, and political and public perceptions of the issues. Responding to climate change in ways that are mythical, biblical and chemical, Incompatible Elements questions the urban perception that humans exist apart from, or outside of the natural environment.

Please note: Incompatible Elements finishes earlier than originally publicised.  Exhibition now runs Sat 5 March - Fri 25 March.

Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm / Sat, 11am-4pm

IMAGE: Courtesy of artists

Presented by With support from
MIC Australia Government and Council