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Wound Whistled Air

 
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Date:

Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Fri 24 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Sun 26 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Tue 28 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Wed 29 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Date:

Fri 01 Oct 2021, 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Venue:

Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
Wellington

Category:

Arts Culture, Visual Arts, Free Entry Event, Film Media Entertainment

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking

Cost:

free

Website or Reg:

Listed By:

arts admin

Event Contact:

artscentre@wcc.govt.nz

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Wound Whistled Air takes its title from Roman propagandist Virgil’s poetic description of a punctured lung, the self-inflicted mortal wound of abandoned Queen Dido. For artist Claire Harris this phrase encapsulates the simultaneously visceral and airy unreality of dissociative states.


The exhibition of new video works builds a visual language of rubber gloves, broken glass and stormy nights using in-camera trickery and physical effects to construct looping moments of suspense. With sideways homages to misogynous horror/suspense filmmakers Hitchcock, Argento and De Palma, Harris seeks a mood of discomfort drawing toward panic, or collapsing into laughter at the ridiculous.


Claire Harris’ video and performance art focuses on humour, trauma and longing. The works in Wound Whistled Air have been shaped by her experience of adult-onset/undiagnosed epilepsy leading to reflection on the persistent and futile attempt of modern Western thought to divide embodied experience into categories of mind and body.

Event Dates

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
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Date:

Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Thu 23 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
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Date:

Fri 24 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Fri 24 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
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Date:

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
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Date:

Sun 26 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Sun 26 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
View on map

Date:

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
View on map

Date:

Tue 28 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Tue 28 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
View on map

Date:

Wed 29 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Wed 29 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
View on map

Date:

Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Thu 30 Sep 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro
View on map

Date:

Fri 01 Oct 2021, 10:00 am

Until:

Fri 01 Oct 2021, 08:00 pm

Cost:

free

 
 
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