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Robert George: A Memoir for Falling Light

02 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

  • Robert George: A Memoir for Falling Light
  • Robert George: A Memoir for Falling Light

Saturday 2 September 2017, 10.00am - Sunday 19 November 2017, 4.30pm

Gallery open 10am-4.30pm daily


Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

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09 817 8087


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Robert George: A Memoir for Falling Light – 2 Sep - 19 Nov 2017.

Te Uru is pleased to present a memoir for falling light, a new commission from acclaimed filmmaker Robert George.

George’s work is typified by his love of surrealist cinema, the materiality of film and a constant exploration of the human condition.

Working within a strict lens-based practice, George weaves together an ethereal, dreamlike sensibility with the starkness of reality to consider the relationship between the outer world and the inner mind.

George's new experimental film explores the psychological and emotional impact of an impending loss.

Multiple channels are employed to entangle the often contradictory stories we tell and the coping mechanisms we adopt to deal with fear and heartache.

The deliberately multi-perspective approach also works against the binary logic of what is real or imagined, privileging a plurality of events unfolding at any one moment to destabilise the idea of a single logic.

In this work, the concept of ‘cinema time’ and ‘dream time’ become potential devices to think through time from an indigenous position, opening out what it means to approach death, and what it might mean to remember.

This has been a project years in the making, crafted by various people including filmmakers, actors, musicians, computer builders and more.

To support the project, a Boosted campaign has recently been launched, seeking funds to cover post-production costs of colour grading, sound mixing and editing.

Further funds will enable an upgrade of sound, lighting and synching equipment.

Please feel free to share and support the Boosted campaign.