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Lethe-wards

ArtistSriwhana Spong
Production Date2010
Medium35mm film transferred to video and digital video, two-channels, standard definition (SD), 16:9, black and white/colour, silent/stereo sound
Size3min 52sec
ClassificationAudiovisual
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
Accession Date18 Aug 2010
Accession NoC2010/1/23.1-2
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010

Chartwell Notes

'Spong’s practice draws on the principles of modernist abstraction, blending and extending it with reference to the body, mythology and dance. This evocative combination transforms abstraction into a kind of Twentieth century sorcery that traverses the precarious edge where the modernist avant-garde reaches to meet orientalism.'
Gertrude Contemporary

Exhibition History

An edition of Lethe-wards was included in Fanta Silver and Song, a solo exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne).

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