Reconnection

25 May – 7 June, Katie Mouat, Muse Gallery, Havelock North A harried messenger is pounding up towards the Village precariously balancing an outsized display of white orchids: big heads on thin green threads. She in her domestic best; they arrogant and outrageously out of scale, a flock of seagulls signalling shore. It’s a poignant…

Muse Gallery

If proof were needed of the triumph of capitalism, and its unruly stepchild, consumerism, then one need look no further than the bizarrely popular phenomenon of ‘unboxing’ videos. This is a practice in which the unpackaging of a new, usually desirable consumable is filmed and uploaded to YouTube. The viewer experiences the vicarious thrill of…