Marie Shannon

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1960

Car Stories

  • 2018
  • Single-channel digital video, colour, sound, duration 14 mins 27 secs
  • Purchased 2018
  • 2018/057:a-d

Car Stories is a road movie shot through the front windscreen, presenting a narrative (with voiceover) of all the cars Marie Shannon has ever owned or regularly driven. She comments: “I’m using each car as a prompt to talk about times and events in my life, whether related to cars or not.” Over the course of a single journey, Shannon’s work tells a story that spans many decades.

(Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary, 15 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)

Exhibition History