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.
Centre of Contemporary Art
Date(s) - 16/12/2017 - 18/02/2018