Summer Residency #8
A four week programme presented by Marcus Williams + Jesse Williams, Ian Wells, Nicki Wynnychuk and Tao Wells.
Marcus Williams + Jesse Williams, burn, January 12
A five day performance/video installation by Marcus Williams and Jesse Anthony James. Through performance, video and text this work explored the simultaneous production of mediated and lived experience...'burn' offered total 'control of freedom' of public access; the gallery was 'closed' to the public throughout the project, 24-7. At the same time the public can view the performance and video through a peep hole.
In response to the gallery's call for projects which were in some way specific to the place, the performance took the form of a kind of symbolic camping holiday—a common form of seasonal ENJOYment practiced by many people in New Zealand. A ritualised 'theatre of living', with all the miniaturised accouterments of 'real life', generated a fantastical hybrid simulacrum of suburbia and wilderness.The project began with the departure from Auckland and ended on Sunday evening with drinks around the 'camp fire' at Enjoy. Admittance will be forbidden but free of charge.
The project began with the departure from Auckland and ended on Sunday evening with drinks around the 'camp fire' at Enjoy. Admittance will be forbidden but free of charge.
Beauty Sought, Line Drawings by Ian Wells, January 17
Doodles done while preoccupied. Chance, beauty sought with a pen on paper through the mind of Ian Wells.
Nicki Wynnychuk, Box Cerebral, January 24
Trying to get out of a box. I tried to move the eye in a way that frees the mind of objects. It's kinda like TV.
Tao Wells, Business Proposal, February 7
You are cordially invited to the launch of a public sculpture proposal: Lite Towers, a presentation marking the culmination of Tao Wells’ Summer residency at Enjoy
Curated by Tao Wells
The New Work series represented a transitional period in Enjoy’s vision and development. Moving away from the gallery’s hands-on, thematic approach of the past, New Work set the loosest of theme requirements yet and was the last of such dictated restrictions. The proposal call-out requested that the work be ‘new’, leaving the definition of this seemingly simple word up for grabs.
New work, new to the audience, new to Enjoy.