Radiant Matter I/II/III



Radiant Matter I/II/III was a series of exhibitions by Dane Mitchell presented at three public galleries across New Zealand in 2011, each exhibition operated in autonomous ways and yet shared similar aesthetic, conceptual and material concerns. 
Radiant Matter I, at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery involved the sculptural possibilities of perfume and vapours in their various states of transformation, and the means of containing, diffusing and releasing these into the air. Radiant Matter II at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, extended these concerns — working with witchcraft, glass vessels, obsidian, and a hand-engineered perfume produced with French nose Michel Roudnitska. Radiant Matter III examined perfume and the 'vaporous', the state of suspension or in-between poetic potential of liquids, gases and solids by again working with Roudnitska to develop a synthetic scent of 'The Smell of an Empty Space’.

Co-published by Berliner Künstlerprogramm DAAD (Berlin) and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Artspace.


Editor Dane Mitchell
Copy Editor Sriwhana Spong

Design Tana Mitchell

Texts by Ariane Beyn, Aaron Kreisler, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Chris Sharp and Dane Mitchell

Photography by Krzysztof Zielinski, Bryan James, Bill Nichol and Sam Hartnett 


ISBN: 978-3-89357-123-9


Hard cover, 220 x 295mm
93 pages


NZ$50 ($45 for members) 


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