• Larry Achiampong (UK/Ghana)
  • Christopher Ulutupu (Samoa/Niue/Germany)
  • Michelle Williams Gamaker (UK)

I Multiply Each Day is a mantra taken from the opening lines of Larry Achiampong’s film Beyond the Substrata (2020), a prophetic call to arms that dissects the socio-political threads of race, class, gender and gentrification.

As asked in the film, “What’s the value of a myth if you’re crushed by it? What’s the point of the fight if we’re the only ones to feel the pain?”

I Multiply Each Day brings together three artists who each examine histories of migration from a contemporary standpoint. Through moving image, the artists tell stories pertinent to de-colonising narratives that, while personal, invite the spectator to consider their role in these accounts. Each artist employs a kind of ‘fictional activism’, a strategy first defined by Michelle Williams Gamaker and used in her practice to interrogate inequality in representation.

The exhibition features a major new commission by Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington based artist Christopher Ulutupu and is the Aotearoa premiere of Williams Gamaker’s film trilogy Dissolution (2017-2019) and Achiampong’s Beyond the Substrata (2020).

Two of the exhibiting artists have been recognised by the Jarman Award which supports the most innovative UK-based artists working in moving image. Williams Gamaker jointly won the award in 2020 and Achiampong is a current nominee.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Monday & Sunday closed

Gus Fisher Gallery

  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland St
  • Auckland, 1010