• Qianye Lin and Qianhe ‘AL’ Lin
  • Bona Park
  • Heecheon Kim
  • Rebecca Moss
  • Vajiko Chachkhiani
  • Campbell Patterson
  • Juliet Carpenter
  • Hany Armanious
  • Shannon Te Ao
  • Soda Jerk
  • Kirstin Lucas
  • Laura Parnes
  • Leigh Houliston
  • Lisa Reihana and Ani O’Neill
  • Nathan Pōhio
  • Paul Redican
  • Ronnie van Hout

Monitor 3.1​ is the second part of a revisit and update to ​Monitor​, an exhibition of moving image work from Aotearoa and abroad curated by Sean Kerr and David Watson in 1996. This new exhibition builds on the original curatorial framework and includes three programmes: a programme of commissioned collaborative work by emerging New Zealand artists, a three-part programme of recent work by national and international moving image practitioners, as well as a selection of work from the original Monitor exhibition.

This second part of the exhibition features the new collaborative commission ​Thus the Blast Carried It, Into the World 它便随着爆破, 冲向了世界​ by Qianye Lin and Qianhe ‘AL’ Lin. Working with writing, sound, filmed, found, and animated footage, the work traces the story of ‘It’, whose journey unfolds (or folds in) as an unresolved series of beginnings. It is an audio-visual experience that seeks to heighten perception, deals with cognition and meaning structures, and explores narrative and language in their multiplicities.

Monitor 3.1​ also contains the second and third parts of the screening programme. The second part, curated by Jamie Hanton, features a selection of international moving image work by Bona Park (KR), Heecheon Kim (KR), Rebecca Moss (UK), and Vajiko Chachkhiani (GE) and runs 19 January – 7 February 2021. The third and final part, curated by Sean Kerr, will begin on 9 February 2021.

Accompanying these two new programmes is a selection of work from the original Monitor exhibition, including work by: Lisa Reihana and Ani O’Neill, Paul Redican, Nathan Pōhio, Ronnie van Hout, Leigh Houliston, Kirstin Lucas, and Laura Parnes.

The Physics Room would like to thank Ilam School of Fine Arts for their generous support of both ​Monitor 3.0​ and Monitor 3.1.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm
  • Closed Monday


  • 301 Montreal Street
  • The Arts Centre Registry Additions Building (access from The Arts Centre Market Square)
  • Ōtautahi, Christchurch, 8013