Gavin Hipkins

The Port

Artwork Detail

The Port combines images taken from the 18th century architectural astronomy instruments called Jantar Mantars in New Delhi and Jaipur. These structures are included alongside abstracted and naturalistic New Zealand landscape motifs, suburban architecture and street scenes from Auckland's current master-planned community Stonefields, built on a former quarry. The images are combined with an audio montage read from passages of H.G. Wells’ 1895 science fiction novella The Time Machine. In the gallery space the sound and image play unsynchronized, their different duration causing an ever-changing relationship between the two.

The Port
Gavin Hipkins
Production date
single channel video, HD, colour, sound
17min 24sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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