16 October - 9 November, 2002
From February 2002 - February 2003, The Physics Room presents HARD
SELL!! - a series profiling new and emerging talent in New Zealand
contemporary art. Presenting solo shows by artists at a pivotal
point in their careers, HARD SELL!! is now two thirds of the way
through and continues in October with a digital installation by
Since graduating from Otago Polytechnic in 1993, Morison has developed
her professional practice, exhibiting widely in Dunedin and throughout
New Zealand. Recently she coordinated Load, a collaborative project
involving artists and performers who presented works in shop fronts
and disused spaces throughout the small town of Port Chalmers.
Morison’s own artistic practice makes extensive use of new
media formats, drawing on technical and theoretical considerations
of current technology in relation to its impact on identity and
Hacker 1 Morison’s project for the Physics Room is an installation
of moving image projections and sound creating a contemplative
environment for the visitor, impacting on our sense of space. Three
video works are looped in sequence with the first, Flush, projecting
extremely subtle footage recorded by a camera panning over white
walls in a white room. Footsteps are heard in the accompanying
soundtrack, creating an effect of gallery space within gallery.
The other two video pieces, Et Cetera and in freespace built further
layers of sound with a trickle of water building to a deafening
torrent. Morison sees Hacker 1 as the first part in an ongoing
body of work to build upon, adding more interactive elements.
Purchase the HARDSELL!! catalogue
Hacker 1 (video still from Flush)
Reviews, Essays & Articles
HARDSELL - BECAUSE YOU WANT IT!
GEORGIANA MORISON - Artist Q&A
In The Physics Room Annual 2002