March 14, 2019
I Too Am in Paradise II

Raewyn Atkinson ObjectSpace 14 Feb – 19 May 2019
Moving image work

I Too Am in Paradise II is a glimpse into the secret lives of plants. Over the course of nearly a year, Raewyn Atkinson used a time-lapse camera to document the growth of ngutu kākā mā (white kaka beak) plants that she had potted in cluster of unfired clay urns. Set in her garden in Te Whanganui-a-tara Wellington, the subsequent video shows aspects of a scene not usually observable in a still image: the slow, subtle processes of development and decay, circadian rhythms, and all manner of weather from blustery winds and blotchy rain to occasional bursts of sun …

Text by Melanie Oliver for the publication produced by ObjectSpace