Where: Central City Library
View Finder is Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's moving image presentation that is installed in the Auckland Central Library window on Lorne Street. View Finder runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is Landmark
(2014) by Brydee Rood and Chiman Dangi, a composition of two endlessly looping video works: Picnic at Brahmpol
and Untitled Land
. This presentation runs from 10 - 28 October 2014 and is timed to coincide with the Diwali festival 2014
Landmark (2014) by Brydee Rood and Chiman Dangi.
Picnic at Brahmpol explores our human relationship to the land. Using holi pigment powder and the act of a picnic to engage sentient connections to land and water, this work experiments with processes of consumption and waste in the changing environment of Brahmpol Gate Udaipur. It documents the artists in a strange habitat, practicing invented rituals and navigating the land they walk upon in an ethereal dreamlike transition between real time and poetic visual narrative.
Untitled Land is situated around a vacant-lot-cum-wasteland on Ambamata Temple Road, Udaipur. It was created site-specifically and dedicated to this particular plot of curious and controversial 'untitled land'. Locals have been fighting for generations over who owns this plot, but meanwhile the precious land has become an unofficial dumping ground - an entrepreneurial rogue pig farmer has begun rearing his pigs there, feeding them with the garbage collected and thrown daily by tourist hotels onto the site.
Brydee Rood has recently returned from a series of residency projects in India sponsored by an Asia:NZ Foundation 2014 Culture Grant where she pursued new art projects with TellusArt and the NiV Art Centre and furthered her collaborative installation, performance and video work with Chiman Dangi in Udaipur, Rajasthan.