In my empty house – Ruark Lewis with Loma Bridge
26 November to 23 December, 2010
Auckland University of Technology - St Pauls St Gallery One
A major new installation work by Ruark Lewis, In my empty house, includes a collaboration with experimental filmmaker Loma Bridge. The exhibition is a portrait composite of internationally renowned anthropologist Vivienne Kondos and her husband Alex Kondos leaving their house, a space filled with the accumulated ephemera of living and the patina of over thirty years of anthropological and social research. The exhibition, on one level, is an inverted portrait of the discipline of anthropology and its parameters and inherent subjectivity, and cites, in particular, Vivienne Kondos's major work The Ethos of Hindu Women (2004).
About the Artists
Ruark Lewis (born 1960) is a visual artist and writer producing in a wide range of media such as painting, drawing, installation, artists' books, public art, theatre, performances, audio and video works. In 2006 he participated in the Biennale of Sydney and in 2007 at Carriageworks he presented The Babel Project, in collaboration with choreographer Alan Schacher.
Loma Bridge is an experimental filmmaker and painter born in New Zealand. Based in Sydney since 1970 her short experimental films have recently been exhibited at Artspace and Mori galleries in Sydney, and in Singapore. She has written and had published short fictions, poems, reviews, film catalogues, and other texts, and designed posters, book and journal covers.