Event Details


Te Tuhi is pleased to be hosting a book launch for London-based curator, writer, and researcher Dr. Mercedes Vicente, who will give a talk to introduce her new book Darcy Lange: Videography as Social Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2024). A pivotal figure in early analogue video art, this critical monograph of Darcy Lange follows the Aotearoa-born artist's socially engaged video practice, shaped by, and resisting, the artistic, cultural and political preoccupations of the 1970s and 1980s.

In drawing out themes from her book, Vicente's talk will discuss the work of Lange (born in Taranaki in 1946, died in 2005). Political issues of labour and class, education, and activism were central to Lange's videos, which thus expand our understanding of the video medium beyond the predominant structuralist tendencies of the 1970s. Vicente's book is one culmination of her years-long curatorial and scholarly engagement with Lange, work which was in large part responsible for his current posthumous reception as a significant figure in late-twentieth-century contemporary art and video.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Vicente will discuss her book with Dr Fiona Amundsen, Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design, Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau / Auckland University of Technology. The event will be introduced and convened by Eu Jin Chua, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Te Pare School of Architecture at Waipapa Taumata Rau / University of Auckland.

A selection of Darcy Lange’s video works will be on display to view at Te Tuhi ahead of the talk.

For more information about Dr Mercedes Vicente and artist Darcy Lange, visit Te Tuhi’s website here


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Sat 06 Apr


  • 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm


  • 13 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga
  • Auckland 2010