The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure
Alexander Laurie and Biljana Popovic
Curated by Henry Davidson
September 4 – October 10
Opening Friday September 4, 6pm
6:15pm performance of Evangeline Riddiford Graham’s poem Villanelle by Victoria Abbott. The poem was commissioned for the exhibition publication Close Your Eyes With Holy Dread
Ryan Trecartin, Item Falls, (2013, HD video, 25:45), courtesy the artist; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
“To know (perceive) something intensely is eventually to consume what is known, to use it up, to be forced to move on to other things.”
- Susan Sontag (1967) ‘Persona’, Sight and Sound, Autumn, 36:4, 186-191, p.190.
Saturday September 12, 1pm
Exhibition tour with curator Henry Davidson and contributing artists Alexander Laurie and Biljana Popovic
Thursday September 17, 6pm
Fuck Me Too: Some Readings on Sex and the Visualising of Desire Under Capitalism
With contributions by Hana Aoke, Owen Connors, Cameron Elmy Yates, Matilda Fraser and Gregory Kan, Jess Holly Bates, Beverly Lim, Robin Murphy, Ruby Porter, Anna Rankin, Manon Reveulta. Dan Sanders, Laura Suzuki, George Watson, Darren Frank and Claire Whitehurst
Thursday October 8, 6:30pm
Film Screening: Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston, 1989 (42 minutes) and Ingmar Bergman's Persona, 1966 (84 minutes)
Saturday October 10, 2pm
Launch of exhibition publication: Close Your Eyes With Holy Dread
Evangeline Riddiford Graham
Samuel Te Kani
Design by DD/MM/YY
Thanks to Dame Jenny Gibbs for generously supporting the Artspace Curatorial Assistant role, and Tony Kerridge, Auckland Council, Autex and Dunlop Flooring for supporting this project.