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Human Hand: Artist talk with Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis

Author: Steph McDonald, Communications Manager

Join artist Fiona Amundsen (2019 Fulbright Scholar & 2020 Walters Award nominee) and writer Tim Corballis in conversation with curator, Melanie Oliver (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū) about their upcoming exhibition, Human Hand, at The Dowse Art Museum.

As part of the creation of the work, Amundsen and Corballis spent time at three history-laden sites in Arizona, USA – Arcosanti, a 1970s experimental micro-city, talking with people who had resided there since its heyday; Biosphere 2, a structure built to test the viability of supporting human life in space; and the Titan Missile Museum, a museum in the largest intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the US Air Force.

Featuring sneak peeks of the work itself, Amundsen & Corballis discuss their unique collaborative practice, including how they found unexpected common ground with the woman responsible for ‘pushing the button’ on a nuclear missile; how environmental activist Joanna Macy became involved in the work; and the question of how a camera might listen.

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