Brit Bunkley & Andrea Gardner


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



Garden is based on the cultivated landscape found on the island of Waiheke in New Zealand. Through the use of actual video footage, drone photography, 3D scanning and animation, Garden alludes to the increasing presence of virtual experiences in 21st century’s life and raises questions around perception, authenticity and our ongoing and changing relationship with nature. The real is intermixed with computer generated interpretations. Periodically a small swaying figure wearing a tree hat appears in the video, suggesting a quiet reverence and longing for the natural world.

Brit Bunkley is a NZ/USA citizen whose recent exhibitions include the “Stories of Rust”, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ; “Green Around” at Taipei, Taiwan; Art Takes 2021, The Ki Smith Gallery, NYC, NY, 2021 and Sculpture on the Gulf, Auckland, NZ in 2022. Solo exhibitions include the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand in 2018; the Institut für Alles Mögliche/Stützpunkt Teufelsberg, Berlin 2019; and at Scott Lawrie Gallery, Auckland New Zealand 2022.

Andrea Gardner has lived in Whanganui, New Zealand since 1995. She was born in California in 1953; completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Iowa. She has lived in numerous places including Montana, New York City, and Rome, Italy. She works primarily in photography and mixed media sculpture. She has work in the collections of The Dowse Art Museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Sarjeant Gallery and the James Wallace Trust.