Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand
Super 8 transferred to video, colour, silent
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‘Paul’s earliest work, Motorway (1971), plays for just over three minutes, a series of collaged clips and panned views of bridges associated with the new phenomenon in New Zealand at the time; the motorway. The seventies was a period of new public works that saw major highways and bridges being built in the early part of the decade. Paul captures this spectacle, not from an historical, social or even geographical point of view but rather with an eye to formalist qualities.’ —EyeContact