Richard Maloy | Things I have Seen
On Friday 22 December – the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere – Starkwhite will screen Richard Maloy’s video Things I have Seen, (14hr 03min 32sec), an outcome of his three-month residency at the Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo from May – July 2017. The video screens from 5.28am (sunrise) to approximately 7.30pm.
Things I Have Seen is a video work made up of many performative actions by the artist, utilising an art material – found clay – and set within an art studio environment. Each action is based the artist’s own memoray of a work of art, not his own, and one which he has physically encountered. Each memory of a work is then connected to in a physical manner by the artist and the process of making.
Things I Have Seen will also be screening in 2018 in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s durational film programme that is dedicated to long-format moving image works (of at least four hours running time) that are screened twice annually on the longest and shortest days in December and June.
The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of Youkobo Art Space Tokyo, Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand
Richard Maloy works in a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, video and installation. He was awarded the inaugural Fulbright-Wallace award in 2009 and travelled to the United Sates of America as a visiting Fulbright Scholar in 2010 to take up a three-month artist residency at the Headlands Center of the Arts in San Francisco. In 2008, he was awarded a three-month residency, at Artspace Sydney. From 2009 onwards Maloy has produced many large scale cardboard constructions at public art galleries and museums and for biennials and triennials thoughout Australasia.
Recent exhibitions include: Things I have Seen, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo (2017); Yellow Structure, Ecounters, Art Basel Hong Kong (2016), curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor; Freedom Farmers, Auckland Art Gallery (2013), curated by Natasha ConlandStarkwhite, Auckland (2013, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Asia Pacific Triennial (2013) curated by Maud Page and Ruth McDougall; Green Structure, Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne (2011), curated by Amita Kirpalani; Inside Outside Upside Down, City Gallery, Wellington (2010), curated by Heather Galbraith; Green Structure Part Two, SCAPE Biennial (2010), curated by Blair French; Raw Attempts, ARTSPACE, Auckland (2009/10), curated by Emma Bugden; For Keeps: Sampling recent acquisitions from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery (2009), curated by Natasha Conland; curated by Stuart Bailey; Remember New Zealand, Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2004), curated by Tobias Berger.