Spheres: An Online Video Project

An online series of moving image works exploring social distance and personal environments including works from Xin Cheng, John Christoffels, Conor Clarke, Ronnie van Hout, Sonya Lacey, Janet Lilo, Sione Monu, James Oram, Nova Paul, Bridget Reweti, Sriwhana Spong, and Matavai Taulangau.

Considering the recent popularity of the word ‘bubble’, the Spheres series examines how we interact, and our emotions, thoughts and sensations in relation to our surroundings. German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk described societal structure spatially, as spheres expanding from intimate bubbles to globes and foams. These works offer different perspectives on social distance, personal environments and the close radius of home. 

We invited artists to share something of their spheres, the ideas and places they live with and around. Their works touch on a variety of concerns, from environmental issues to consumerism and the importance of preserving cultural knowledge. Experienced online, they also reflect on representation and the contemporary circulation of imagery and information, the transfer to digital that allows us to reach out into the world. 

Spheres: An Online Video Project
I love being in a crisis with you
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Still Light
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Mangēre Bridge
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Simulacrum
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Reservoir Romanticism
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Tunnel Beach
Spheres: An Online Video Project
By Sea
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Ghosting (The Breakfast Club)
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Ritornello
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Maʻu Pe Kai’
Spheres: An Online Video Project
Seeing Like A Forest