Performance Portraits

Performance Portraits
Campbell Patterson
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2006) 2006 (video still)
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Gift Collection, purchased 2011

Exhibition Details

This exhibition is temporarily closed until and will reopen on 29 July.

The collection of video and photographic works in this exhibition from the Gallery’s collection, shows artists using the conventions of portraiture and performance to expand the terms of photography and video art.

The majority of these time-based works borrow from traditional portrait photography – the conventions of a fixed camera position, a head and shoulder portrait, or a carefully composed presentation of their subject. To these characteristics they apply video’s ability to shift the stilled moment into something akin to a film narrative, while keeping the action extremely delineated. In turn, the ‘pose’ becomes a kind of performance.

These artists use their art form to tease out the subtle and often complex differences between posing and acting, ignoring or engaging the camera; and the differences in our experience of time, which can sometimes oscillate between the poles of boredom and entertainment. 

Date
Curated by
Natasha Conland
Location
Level 1 corridor

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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2006)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2006)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2006
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
2min 7sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/1
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2007)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2007)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2007
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19" LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
3min 2sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/2
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2008)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2008)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2008
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
2min 7sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/3
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2009)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2009)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2009
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
3min 37sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/4
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2010)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2010)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2010
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
3min 19sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/5
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2011)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2011)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2011
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
5min 59sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/24/6
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2012)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2012)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2012
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
6min 20sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/13
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2013)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2013)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2013
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
3min 39sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/13
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2014)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2014)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2014
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
6min 3sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2014
Accession no
2014/13
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Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2015)
Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2015)

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2015
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound, 19” LCD monitor
Size (h x w)
3min 41sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2015
Accession no
2015/11
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Work No. 2575
Work No. 2575

Martin Creed

Production date
2015
Medium
dual channel digital video, colour
Size (h x w)
2min 7sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Collection
Accession no
L2016/4.1-2
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Untitled
Untitled

Paul Johns

Production date
circa 1976
Medium
10 colour polaroid photographs - assemblage
Size (h x w)
290 x 155 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Ronald Brownson, 1984
Accession no
1984/19/3
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Drawing 1
Drawing 1

Gabriella Mangano Silvana Mangano

Production date
2001
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
6min 26sec
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/37.1-2
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Pugliese Suspension / post-performance object
Pugliese Suspension / post-performance object

Alicia Frankovich

Production date
2007
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
537 x 745 x 44 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008
Accession no
C2008/1/4/1
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Doppel Negative
Doppel Negative

Yuk King Tan

Production date
1999
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD) , 4:3, black and white, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
15min 39sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jenny Gibbs and the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2005
Accession no
2005/23
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Denim Seagull
Denim Seagull

Yvonne Todd

Production date
2013
Medium
wood, paint, television monitor, television remote, remote control bender, single channel video (high definition, 16:9, colour, stereo sound)
Size (h x w)
12min 22sec
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013 with the assistance of Ivan Anthony
Accession no
C2014/1/3
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Oriori
Oriori

Rachael Rakena Jane Venis Kurt Adams

Production date
2006-2007
Medium
single channel video, standard definition, 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
8min 16sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
Accession no
2009/8
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Bush Arm
Bush Arm

Richard Maloy

Production date
2001
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
23min 8sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2001
Accession no
2001/23/4
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Blue Arm
Blue Arm

Richard Maloy

Production date
2001
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
21min 46sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/23/3