Geophagy | Ruth Watson

Saturday December 16, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

CoCA presents Geophagy, the first major Ōtautahi Christchurch exhibition by Canterbury born Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson.

First exhibited at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, this critically acclaimed exhibition is reworked and up-scaled to respond to CoCA’s galleries. Featuring a towering sculptural installation, poetic video works and photography, Geophagy is an exploration of overpopulation and environmental issues in the dystopian present.

The artworks specifically provide an all-encompassing picture of how international transportation, instant communication, digital mapping and surveillance, environmental degradation and global migration have fundamentally changed our social fabric and natural ecosystem.

Image: Ruth Watson, Geophagy, (detail) 2017 installation with recycled pallets, second-hand clothing, monitors with 5-single channel, looped HD videos. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

Date(s) - 16/12/2017 - 18/02/2018
All Day