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Józef Robakowski, From My Window 1978 – 1999, 2000 (installation view). Courtesy of the artist and MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow.

Online Screening: From My Window by Józef Robakowski

15 – 29 November

We are delighted to present a special online screening of Józef Robakowski’s From My Window.

Shot between 1978 and 1999, From My Window captures episodes of everyday activity that occurred within the 20-storey high-rise complex where Robakowski lived. Originally filmed on 16mm silent film, Robakowski narrates the film from a position of nostalgia that may be seen as a creative interpretation imposed on reality.

From My Window was shown as part of Gus Fisher Gallery’s exhibition From our Beautiful Square, which considers dualities of time and interiority by reflecting on a period of global lockdown. We have made this work available to view online now in response to our current lockdown.

Introduction to ceramic sculpture with Becky Richards

Online activity 

Last year during the first Level 4 lockdown, we invited Auckland-based maker and tutor Becky Richards to create a series of instructional, creative hand-building videos using clay. Now, we’re bringing these back and encourage everyone with access to clay to try this out!

Hand-building with clay be easily done at home without any special equipment. Each video shows you a different part of making a large, experimental tree-shape. The videos can be viewed alone according to your interest, otherwise view all three to learn how to make Becky’s final form. 

Get started here. 

Hiraki Sawa, Dwelling, 2002. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Make your own DIY zine and paper planes

Online activity 

Our current exhibition From our Beautiful Square was inspired by spending a lot of 2020 inside our own homes. The artists think about time, change and movement.

Print your own activity sheet (a zine with fun activities made about the artwork in this exhibition). You can complete the activity from your own home!

Download the print ready zine file here

Find instructions for assembly here 

Be inspired by Hiraki Sawa’s video Dwelling by making various paper planes right in the comfort of your own home. In Dwelling, we see miniature aeroplanes travelling around the inside of an apartment. Do the same by making these paper planes. See how they fly and maybe you’ll make a video just like Sawa with the planes travelling around the inside of your home. Don’t forget to send us a copy or tag us on social media so we get to enjoy it too!

Workshop: Felting and Feelings with Comedian Chris Parker

 

Postponed due to lockdown, new dates to be announced.

 

 

MA’AM: exhibition dance event

 

Postponed due to lockdown, new dates to be announced.