Feb - March 2011
Untitled (painting conservation)
Untitled (paper conservation)
Amanda Wright is a New Zealand artist who studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and taught film studies in Japan. She is currently a lecturer at Elam.
Reticent Objects speculates on our relationship with objects in a museological setting, with each of the three works in this compilation focusing on an aspect of care specific to museum practice.
Film duration 35 mins.
Each of the three works in this compilation Untitled (painting conservation) / Asia Gallery / Object C also involves a focus on the conservation of an historical painting, display cases protecting fragile objects, and restoration of a fragment of rock.
Amanda Wright is interested in our engagement with objects in this environment, and the differences between that and the ways we relate to material objects outside of the cultural institution.