Documentary Intersect

Pound, Patrick 2016, Documentary Intersect, Wellington, New Zealand, 2016/07/30 - 2016/09/18, Wellington, New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University,.

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Title Documentary Intersect
Creator(s) Pound, PatrickORCID iD for Pound, Patrick
Conference, exhibition or event name Documentary Intersect. Exhibition (2016 : Wellington, New Zealand)
Conference, exhibition or event location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference, exhibition or event dates 2016/07/30 - 2016/09/18
Publication date 2016
Description of resource photographs
Publisher Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University,
Place of publication Wellington, New Zealand
Keyword(s) Photography
Walker Evans
Patrick Pound Exhibition
Activating collections
Summary I started by collecting things in order to inform my work. What seems to have happened slowly is that the collections eventually became my work. – Patrick Pound The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Patrick Pound has had a long-term engagement with the work of Walker Evans, both as a writer and as a practicing artist. For his solo exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, Pound developed an installation comprised of found images, taking his cue from Walker Evans’s practice of working with readymade printed matter which he published in magazines such as Fortune and Architectural Forum. While Pound’s collecting habits are voracious, he is also a great organiser. He is interested in typologies and arranges items according to shared content: ‘tears’, ‘floral clocks’, ‘crime scenes’, ‘sleepers’, and so on. Laying these out in linear sequences Pound discovers points of intersection to create complex grids of structured yet chaotic imagery. A Hollywood film still of a crime scene will sit eerily alongside an image of a real deceased subject sourced from an archive; or a set of postcards will show the same subject, shot by different photographers and describing both changing viewpoints and the passage of time. Pound has stated: ‘People make sense of the world through assembling, listing and categorising…meaning is to be found in the accumulation of [these] details.’
Language eng
Field of Research 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative works
Copyright notice ©2016, Patrick Pound
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