Joanna Margaret Paul: I Am an Open Window
Six films shot in the 1970s by New Zealand filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul with six commissioned responses by contemporary artists.
Working across the mediums of film, poetry, painting and photography, Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her bucolic surroundings in small town New Zealand. Her beautiful short cine-poems have been called ‘domestic portraiture’, silent meditative studies of environments and/or the people within them. CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand have produced new digital restorations of her films, which are presented here alongside six newly commissioned films from NZ-based artists made in response to her work, which create a conversation between past and present.
Curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams. Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of Creative New Zealand and the estate of Joanna Margaret Paul.