Starkwhite is pleased to present Selection by Clinton Watkins
from 27 September to 22 October 2011.
Since 1994 Clinton Watkins has produced artwork that investigates
affects that combinations of sonic and visual information can have
on an audience. The key conceptual issues of his work are drawn
from an interest in constructing immersive experiences through the
use of sound, colour and scale of installation incorporating video
projection, television monitors and custom-made audio and video
hardware. The visual and sound base of his work focuses on the
characteristics, structures, phenomena, and processing of sonic and
visual material through the exploration of repetition, distortion,
colour, duration and form via a minimalist sensibility.
Watkins is also a practicing musician who regularly produces and
performs as a solo artist and collaboratively as an active member
of the minimal electronic improvisation sextet, Plains and one half
of the electronic noise duo 1000. Watkins has numerous releases of
recorded material on a variety of local and international record
labels such as Circle, 20 City, Claudia, Mystery Sea, CMR, Absurd
and Scarcelight. Watkins holds a Doctoral Degree in Fine Arts and
lecturers at Elam School of Fine Arts in time-based media.
Selection is an exhibition of video and sound work created between
Recent solo exhibitions include Test Tone Aotea Center, NZ (2011);
Force Fields, Two Rooms, NZ (2010); Line & Tone Hirschfeld,
Berlin (2009); Avalanche NZ Film Archive (2009); and Cont Ship
#1-#3/New New Wave #1-#2 Square 2, Wellington City Art Gallery
(2008). His work has also been featured in curated group
exhibitions throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe including
Wall of Sound, Te Tuhi (2010); Under, Lopdell House (2010); Super
Deluxe Artspace, Sydney (2010); Black Out, I.C.A.N. Sydney (2010);
7:5, Two Rooms, NZ (2009); Past-Present-Place, Heidelberger
Kunstverein, DE (2008); Martini Shot, (Artspace 2007); 5, 4, 3, 2,
1, Auckland City Art Gallery (2006). Watkins also features Frieze
magazine London issue 126 (2009)
http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/clinton_watkins/ and Art News
NZ Autumn issue (2011).
Located in New Zealand on Auckland's Karangahape Road, Starkwhite
presents a programme of artists' projects, solo shows,
independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new
music and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also
represents artists from New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific-rim.
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