• Grant Priest

CAN is a new film by Tāmaki Makaurau based artist Grant Priest, screening in Enjoy's artist cinema.

A single channel film, CAN explores the individualistic and competitive nature of mass-motoring. The film questions the way the car and the camera support a cult of rugged individualism and unprincipled opportunism.

Composed of a series of long-takes framed by the rearview window of a vehicle traveling between spaces of surveillance and lawlessness. CAN assumes the view of the unwitting yet complicit passenger, taken for a ride along highways and country roads without origin or destination.

Grant Priest (b.1991, Whanganui, Aotearoa) is a current Doctoral candidate at Elam School of Fine Arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.

His practice has developed in response to issues of categorization, boundaries and surveillance using the infrastructure of mass-motoring, prisons, schools and media as material manifestations of these ideas. His work responds to issues of rugged individualism and personal-responsibility maintained by this infrastructure.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
  • Saturdays, 11am - 4pm


  • 211 Left Bank
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington