‘Gone’ by Sheena McCrae
4 - 25 August, 2003
Originally installed in Christchurch in 2000 by the Oblique Trust, The
Kiosk comes under the wing of The Physics Room in 2003. With 24 hour,
7 day a week access, The Kiosk is the hardest working gallery around,
providing a venue for contemporary art in the public realm.
Currently in The Kiosk is ‘Gone’ by Sheena McCrae. A Canadian
video artist currently based in London, McCrae will be resident artist
with the Otago Polytechnic Artists At Work in 2004. Her video work
in The Kiosk is a reworking of the 1939 classic film Gone with the Wind
condensed to a playing time of 5 minutes. The 219-minute original epic
is squeezed by the artist to dizzying speeded effect, the fast forward
playback allowing viewers to pick up the gist of a familiar storyline.
A soundtrack of chewed tape noise accompanies the hyper video piece,
which slows to standard speed at three points in the film zooming in
on Vivien Leigh repeating her mantra ‘I’ll think about