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12 March 2016 —
29 May 2016

THE HIVE HUMS WITH
MANY MINDS
PART ONE

HIVE HUMS PART ONE
Alex Monteith, Rena Shipping Container Disaster, 2011 (installation view). 5 channel HD video installation variable durations looped. Courtesy of the artist and Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Alex Monteith, Rena Shipping Container Disaster, 2011 (installation view). 5 channel HD video installation variable durations looped. Courtesy of the artist and Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, A length without breadth, 2016 (installation view). Pencil on paper, 4040mm x 2970mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, A length without breadth, 2016 (installation view). Pencil on paper, 4040mm x 2970mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, A length without breadth, 2016 (detail). Pencil on paper, 4040mm x 2970mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, A length without breadth, 2016 (detail). Pencil on paper, 4040mm x 2970mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, A length without breadth, 2016 (detail). Pencil on paper, 4040mm x 2970mm. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Monique Jansen, From the series Two-fold, 2016. 10 inkjet prints on paper, 415mm x 298mm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Caroline McQuarrie, Homewardbounder #01 – 07, 2013 – 14 (installation view). Digital photographic print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 900mm x 900mm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Caroline McQuarrie, Homewardbounder #01 – 07, 2013 – 14 (installation view). Digital photographic print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 900mm x 900mm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Caroline McQuarrie, Homewardbounder #01 – 07, 2013 – 14 (installation view). Digital photographic print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 900mm x 900mm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Charlotte Drayton, It must be nice to work outside on a day like today, 2016 (installation view). Pregrown Kapuka (Griselinia) hedges, crushed shell, trellis, paint (Alabaster White), concrete pavers, irrigation system, variable dimensions. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Charlotte Drayton, It must be nice to work outside on a day like today, 2016 (installation view). Pregrown Kapuka (Griselinia) hedges, crushed shell, trellis, paint (Alabaster White), concrete pavers, irrigation system, variable dimensions. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Charlotte Drayton, It must be nice to work outside on a day like today, 2016 (installation view). Pregrown Kapuka (Griselinia) hedges, crushed shell, trellis, paint (Alabaster White), concrete pavers, irrigation system, variable dimensions. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Rangituhia Hollis, Oho Ake, 2016 (installation view). 3 channel colour HD video, 6.2 channel audio 10 mins 8 secs looped. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Rangituhia Hollis, Oho Ake, 2016 (installation view). 3 channel colour HD video, 6.2 channel audio 10 mins 8 secs looped. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Rangituhia Hollis, Oho Ake, 2016 (installation view). 3 channel colour HD video, 6.2 channel audio 10 mins 8 secs looped. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

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“This exhibition, curated by Bruce E. Phillips does exactly what a public gallery should. It enables artists to show large works and installations and the result here is a group of singularly powerful works in a range of media.”
– T. J. McNamara, New Zealand Herald

 

"Rangituhia Hollis’s Oho Ake [is] an impressive video work, it is both absorbing and compelling."
– Rebecca Boswell, Circuit

 

Welcome to the hive, where a global population of seven billion bodies and minds are linked by road networks and rail lines, shipping lanes and flight paths, submarine cables and satellites, electrical grids and server farms. These immense infrastructures are completely dependent upon the plans of engineers, designers, programmers and the countless others who build, maintain or legislate their use. Yet despite its impervious appearance, this hive of civilisation is continually put to the test as terrestrial and human forces seek out weaknesses and fight for control – be that through social, political, economic or environmental pressure.

THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS explores how these vast global mechanisms shape the local reality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sprawling abundantly over two venues, this exhibition features an eclectic constellation of artworks ranging from large immersive video and sculptural installations to contemplative photographs and drawings.

The selected artworks provide meditations on either industrial, urban or information infrastructures. Using these three sub-themes, the 14 featured artists tap into a tangled mass of interrelated issues including information control, global mobility, migration, sovereignty, colonisation, environmental destruction, urbanism, oversaturated mediascapes, social emergence and material residues of the Anthropocene.

PART ONE is based at Te Tuhi and features three ambitious new commissions: a courtyard installation by Charlotte Drayton, an expansive three-channel animation work by Rangituhia Hollis and a large abstract drawing by Monique Jansen. Exhibited alongside these commissions is a five-channel video work by Alex Monteith and a series of photographs by Caroline McQuarrie.

Click here PART TWO

Download

→ THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS PART ONE – Exhibition Guide

→ Rangituhia Hollis: Oho Ake

Press

→ One mind with multiple bodies – EyeContact

→ A show for the public – New Zealand Herald

→ THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS – Circuit

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Rangituhia Hollis: Oho Ake

Our gallery is currently closed while we install our next exhibitions, but Te Tuhi Café and our other facilities and programmes remain open. Haere mai!

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