Where: Central City Library
View Finder is the Film Archive'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.
The Film Archive's current moving image presentation is Hollywood fish farm (2014) by Daphne Simons. This presentation runs from 6 March - 25 March.
A still from Hollywood Fish Farm (2014).
I went to the Hollywood Fish Farm to film the divers, shipwrecks and other down-sized objects that feature in aquariums. During my visit it became clear that a large fish was trying to get my attention. While hovering in the same area of the tank, he intently watched me move around the store as I filmed the other tanks.
When I eventually filmed the fish, he acted as though he had been preparing for this brief on-screen role since he first came to the Hollywood Fish Farm store.
In a film acting workshop, the actor Michael Caine said that the worst thing actors can do in front of the camera is blink and make sudden movements. This fish acted differently to the other fish in the tank as he gazed directly into the camera, his movements both hypnotising and lethargic.
- Daphne Simons