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25 September 2022 —
13 November 2022

Roman Mitch: Red Teddy

Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Mokopōpaki, Red Teddy, 2022. Vinyl on acrylic, 565 x 3305mm. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Mokopōpaki, Red Teddy, 2022 (detail). Vinyl on acrylic, 565 x 3305mm. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Rangitauninihi, The Discipline of Choosing, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Rangitauninihi, The Discipline of Choosing, 2022 (detail), photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Michael, Michael, Michael, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Michael, Michael, Michael, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Michael, Michael, Michael, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Michael, Michael, Michael, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Penelope Sue, The Search, 2019. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Penelope Sue, The Search, 2019 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Masking Tāhua, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Masking Tāhua, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Uptown Panel, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Uptown Panel, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Art Store Drawings, 2007 – ongoing. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Art Store Drawings, 2007 – ongoing (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Art Store Drawings, 2007 – ongoing (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Art Store Drawings, 2007 – ongoing (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Ursula Christel, Fairy Falls: Wave Chart, 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Ursula Christel, Fairy Falls: Wave Chart, 2020 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Matekite, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Matekite, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Germane Riposte, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Germane Riposte, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Germane Riposte, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Ursula Christel, Muted, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Ursula Christel, Muted, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Zero Gravitas, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Zero Gravitas (detail), 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Field Research, 2016. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauira Raupapa, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauira Raupapa, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauira Raupapa, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauira Raupapa, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauira Raupapa, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Manako-tea: Small Magellanic Cloud, 2018. For Yllwbro. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Manako-tea: Small Magellanic Cloud, 2018 (detail). For Yllwbro. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Manako-tea: Small Magellanic Cloud, 2018 (detail). For Yllwbro. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Manako-tea: Small Magellanic Cloud, 2018 (detail). For Yllwbro. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Manako-tea: Small Magellanic Cloud, 2018 (detail). For Yllwbro. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Te Rākau Mod, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Last Night, 2019 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Last Night, 2019 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Rūaumoko, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Rūaumoko, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Rūaumoko, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Rūaumoko, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Rūaumoko, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, The Hard Drives of Seven Famous New Zealand Artists, 2018. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, The Hard Drives of Seven Famous New Zealand Artists, 2018 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Yllwbro, Small but Perfectly Formed, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Yllwbro, Small but Perfectly Formed, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tīpakopako, 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tīpakopako, 2020 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tīpakopako, 2020 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tīpakopako, 2020 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tīpakopako, 2020 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch: Red Teddy, 2022 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Marcel Tautahi & Ngaroma Natalia, Miss Understanding, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Marcel Tautahi & Ngaroma Natalia, Miss Understanding, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Marcel Tautahi & Ngaroma Natalia, Miss Understanding, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Marcel Tautahi & Ngaroma Natalia, Miss Understanding, 2022 (detail). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauparapara, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Roman Mitch, Tauparapara, 2022. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

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“Red Teddy has just got thrown on the roof of the cabin. The incident is both hysterically funny and very upsetting. To stop the cry-laugh-cry-cry-laugh-cry-laugh-laugh cycle, I have enlisted the assistance of a bamboo pole to fish Red Teddy off the roof.

I see the patterns on the customised computer cases as a form of communication, i.e. spray painting them using the various vents as masking tāhua. This creates a surface appearance that sometimes approximates either a ‘carbon fibre’ or ‘camo’ or ‘snakeskin’ effect. The artwork is definitely not a case mod if you don’t modify the case. For me, this intervention is about mauri.”

– Roman Mitch, email to Mokopōpaki, 2018

Links
→ Red Teddy by Mokopōpaki
→ List of works
→ Floorplan

Press
→ EyeContact – Roman Mitch at Te Tuhi 

About the artist

Roman Mitch is a cerebral playmaker, pocket painter and friendly interdisciplinarian. His research interests focus on the relationships between conceptual art and the computational from a Māori perspective. Roman has a DocFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. Mokopōpaki exhibition history: Chess (with Ursula Christel) (2020); Variously Equal Terms; HĀTEPE (2019); Girls! Hit Your Hallelujah (2018). In November 2022, Roman will present a solo exhibition of new work at Aotearoa Art Fair with Mokopōpaki.

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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