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VENUS: A QUEST will screen on the opening night of the Starlight Festival at Lake Tekapo. The region is reknown for the clarity of it's sky and freedom from light pollution which is why the area has been declared a gold-level International Sky Reserve.

Festival Opening Night, Friday 11th of October.

Venus: A Quest took part in the NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS 2013 earlier this year.

New Zealand Herald article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10814955






Station of Earth-Bound Ghosts

To celebrate the launch of NAMELESS /REDUX, the last major work by poet and artist Leigh Davis, Point of View is making available copies of its video documentation of Davis’s earlier project STATION OF EARTH-BOUND GHOSTS.
In 1998, with the help of a skilled team, Davis created a series of poems in the form of exquisitely made flags. These were exhibited in the main concourse of the building that had once been Auckland’s central railway station. The flags added up to a kind of long poem, whose central character is the 19th century Ringatu prophet and guerrilla leader Te Kooti.
To promote awareness of Davis’s extraordinary art, the DVD of STATION OF EARTH-BOUND GHOSTS, which includes behind-the-scenes coverage of how the work was made, can be purchased from this website for $15, plus $5 packaging and postage in New Zealand. (Check with us for overseas rates.) Click here to see our shop
For other work by Leigh Davis, check out the website http://jackbooks.com












LEN LYE the opera

Point of View Productions provided the moving images for Len Lye the opera. The colourful life and times of Len Lye, the one-of-a-kind artist and film-maker who pursued a philosophy of 'Individual Happiness Now,' is now the subject of a 21st century opera. It was presented 5th - 8th September 2012 at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland and enjoyed a sell out season and great reviews.


New Zealand Herald - William Dart

Theatre Review
ABC Radio
Nightline TV3




Shirley Horrocks is directing a documentary
about the Free Theatre Christchurch
for Point of View Productions

Established 30 years ago, Free Theatre Christchurch is one of the longest running theatre companies in the country and is certainly New Zealand's longest running producer of experimental theatre. It has been a major contributor to performance culture in New Zealand and plays an important role in the Christchurch community. Point of View has filmed striking footage of their most recent production 'Earthquake in Chile' which explored the sense of community that emerged in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes

This documentary is currently a 'for love' project. We have invested in several shoots already to capture some of this theatre groups latest performances. We are currently seeking funding to continue this project. If are interested in supporting it please email Shirley: s.horrocks@xtra.co.nz






Successful shoot in Venice

A crew from Point of View Productions, which included cinemotographer Leon Narbey, travelled to Italy to document Michael Parekowhai's work at the Venice Biennale 2011.

The Venice Biennale is the pre-eminent global contemporary visual arts event attracting a host of international artists, curators, critics and collectors.

Michael Parekowhai is one of New Zealand's most important contemporary practitioners. In addition to an extensive exhibition history, his work is held in all significant public and private collections throughout New Zealand and Australia, as well as major works in permanent collections across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.



The Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore (left)
The Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore (left)

Story of a New Zealand River
Story of a New Zealand River

Chapman's Homer
Chapman's Homer



Anniversary screening of Early Days Yet

June 17th was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Allen Curnow. This milestone was celebrated on the previous evening by a screening of Early Days Yet, the documentary about the poet which Shirley Horrocks had made in 2001. Besides commemorating the life of a leading New Zealand writer, this event (held at the Bridgeway cinema at Northcote).served as a fund-raiser for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. It attracted a full-house and raised $2,467 for this charity.

Elizabeth Caffin, the former Director of AUP, who had published many of Curnow's books, generously agreed to come up from Wellington to introduce the evening. Her speech can be read on Beattie's Book Blog as a 20 June entry: (http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/elizabeth-caffin-talking-at-anniversary.html)

Dinah Morrison offered for auction a rare photograph of Allen Curnow taken by her late husband, the great photographer Robin Morrison. By coincidence this evening happened also to be the anniversary of Robin's birth. Jeny Curnow and other members of the Curnow family attended the event. The documentary Early Days Yet was warmly received by the large audience, and a number of copies (donated to the Cancer Society) were sold after the screening.





Art that Moves: The World of Len Lye 
wins the Van Gogh Award at the 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival

'Art that Moves' is an experimental short film by Roger Horrocks produced by Point of View. This film dramatises the moment when 16-year-old Len Lye (later a famous artist and film-maker) has ‘the best idea of his life’ – for a new art of movement. 
This ‘Eureka!’ moment is followed by a preview of Lye’s extraordinary career as an artist. 'Art that Moves' premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festivals in 2009 together with a programme of Lye films.

Art that Moves will introduce a program of Len Lye Films at Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival in Krakow Poland (19-25th November 2010).

It was shown at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Melbourne as part of an exhibition of Len Lye's work (2009). See www.acmi.net.au.

The film is available on DVD together with a new book by Roger Horrocks also callled ART THAT MOVES: THE WORK OF LEN LYE and published by Auckland University Press. The book was launched at an exhibition of Lye's art and sculpture curated by Roger Horrocks for the Gus Fischer Gallery in Auckland.

Link to the AUP webpage for Art that moves http://web.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/aup/book/2009/art-that-moves.cfm.




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