Opening Thursday September 14 from 6-8pm
Exhibition open from Friday September 15 to Wednesday October 11, 2017
Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present autoportrait, a solo exhibition by Luke Willis Thompson.
autoportrait is a portrait of Diamond Reynolds. In July 2016, Reynolds broadcast (via Facebook Live) the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of her partner Philando Castile by a police officer during a traffic-stop in Minnesota. Thompson met with Reynolds and her lawyer, and subsequently produced a film together.
autoportrait is a 35mm, silent, black and white film, presented in the gallery as a single screen.
Thompson produced autoportrait with Mhairi-Clare Fitzpatrick, Director of Photography; Miranda Langevin, Film and Lighting Technician; and Sara Cluggish, Project Liaison.
autoportrait was commissioned by and first exhibited at Chisenhale Gallery in 2017. Thompson’s project was produced in partnership with Create, with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, and with thanks to a number of private individuals.
Date(s) - 15/09/2017 - 11/10/2017