Juliet Carpenter [nz] | Curated By Ulanda Blair

The term ‘ingénue’ describes a character in literature, film and theatre; generally a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome.

Art Performance previously on at BLINDSIDE in Victoria, Australia.
From Monday 11 January 2016 to Sunday 14 February 2016

Juliet Carpenter [nz] | Curated By Ulanda Blair image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 03 February 2016.
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This work uses the form of the ingénue and the framework of a screen test to critique the cyclical nature of female roleplay in visual culture, as well as in everyday life. The video has a nonlinear narrative, and actress Greta Gregory’s performance is buffered on each side with animated, found and organic footage rendered in pink hues. This vortex of ambient imagery amplifies the hopeless sense of facade that the actress evokes in her spoken monologue.

Juliet Carpenter holds a BFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (2013). Recent exhibitions include summer of supine, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2015 (solo); The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure, curated by Henry Davidson, Artspace, Auckland, 2015 (group); Street Talk, presented with Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Window, Auckland, 2015; Silent Treatment, Gloria Knight, Auckland, 2014 (solo); Aria, Utopian Slopes, Melbourne, 2014 (group); Everyday Backwash, curated by Henry Davidson, Michael Lett, Auckland, 2014 (group); Campaign Furniture, curated by Henry Davidson, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, 2014 (group); and The Day is a Fume, curated by Elle Loui August, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014 (group).

Ulanda Blair is Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, as well as an independent arts writer. She was previously Gallery Coordinator at Gertrude Contemporary (2004-2007), before she became Artistic Program Manager at Next Wave (2007-2011). In 2012 she undertook an Asialink Arts Management residency at the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial in Japan, which followed her role as Curator in Residence at the inaugural Setouchi International Art Festival on the Japanese island of Teshima in 2010. In recent years she has held advisory positions for Creative Victoria and Channels: the Australian Video Art Festival, and she is also a Board Member of un Projects, the publisher of un Magazine.