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Experimenta Archive Screening

Joanna Margaret Paul: I Am an Open Window

Six films shot in the 1970s by New Zealand filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul with six commissioned responses by contemporary artists.

Joanna Margaret Paul

Working across the mediums of film, poetry, painting and photography, Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her bucolic surroundings in small town New Zealand. Her beautiful short cine-poems have been called ‘domestic portraiture’, silent meditative studies of environments and/or the people within them. CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand have produced new digital restorations of her films, which are presented here alongside six newly commissioned films from NZ-based artists made in response to her work, which create a conversation between past and present.

Benjamin Cook

Curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams. Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of Creative New Zealand and the estate of Joanna Margaret Paul.

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Aberharts House

Aberharts House

Director Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand 1976
3 mins

Napkins

Director Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand 1975
3 mins

I Am an Open Window

Director Rachel Shearer
New Zealand 2015
6 mins

By Sea

Director Sonya Lacey
New Zealand 2015
9 mins

Still Light

Director Nova Paul
New Zealand 2015
7 mins

Bosshard Family

Director Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand 1976
9 mins

Third Revision

Popular Productions
New Zealand 2015
15 mins

Jillian Dressing

Director Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand 1976
3 mins

Sky

Director Miranda Parkes
New Zealand 2015
3 mins

Thorndon

Director Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand 1975
5 mins

Untitled (Epilogue)

Director Shannon Te Ao
New Zealand 2015
5 mins

Total running time 68 mins


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