• Joyce Campbell

Joyce Campbell's latest cinematic project, "The Reef", explores an analogy between two dying forms: the redundancy of analogue film and the threatened status of climate stressed environments. The exhibition's name derives from a moving image work shot at dusk that reframes 16mm film footage of waves breaking on an endangered coral reef in Fiji. Campbell has repurposed an optical printer to scratch the surface of the film with grit and sand as it is scanned to high-resolution digital video file. As the image is captured over time the film deteriorates to the point where it breaks down. "The Reef" is a kind of eulogy of film on film, as well as a call to protect the natural environment.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

Two Rooms

  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021