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its like now

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

its like now
50 portraits in an installation of 150 paintings and an accompanying ‘animated painting’

its like now completes a year-long Christchurch portrait project began with Wish You Were Here, the 5 billboard and postcard exhibition that toured New Zealand with installations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. its like now presents an incomplete portrait of a cross-section of Christchurch’s arts community by warmly acknowledging the tireless, often faceless workers who make up this recovering city’s creative community in a self-selecting, non-hierarchical, and entirely democratic collective portrait.

An invitation to submit a 30 second video ‘selfie’ was sent out to artists, writers, curators,museum directors, gallerists and gallery workers, paid and volunteer. The selfies ranged from the conceptual to the serious and playful, and provided engaging raw material for the work. Everyone who responded is represented.

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10 postcard edition printed by Phantom Billstickers