27 September - 21 October 2006
Calling New Age Power (remix)
Opening preview: Tuesday 26 September 2006, 5.30pm
Perennially enigmatic, deferrals, stand-ins and new age refluxes proliferate throughout the various incarnations of Robert Hood’s artistic practice. Tracing reflections carefully through a mire of everyday assumptions and material dependencies Hood’s past work offers empty promises, doublings, absences and a dubious brand of authorship that retains a succinctly sentimental appeal.
Borrowing its title from the song New Age Power by Auckland band King Loser, Hood’s video is transfixed by cultural nuances, conduits and memorial flows, Calling New Age Power (remix) immerses the audience within a delirious ebb of reverberating existential conceits. Hood’s entropic investigations and suggestively surreptitious creativities promise to make the most of this remix version’s altered cadence and modified authorship.
Currently operating from Christchurch, Hood offers over six years of hands-on, real-life visual results. He used to specialise in remote visual healing via email and telephone sessions, but he stopped doing this. He now works as an unnatural optics intuitive guide specialising in working with people and their objects from a very long distance. His work is here to remind you that the universal life energy is everywhere and that it’s inside the DNA of each of your cells. Hood holds a BFA from the School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury.