Screening: Janine Randerson, WAIHO, RETREAT

21–23 May 2018

Janine Randerson with Tru Paraha and Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, Waiho, Retreat, 2017, single-channel video.

In collaboration with the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Index presents an off-site exhibition of New Zealand artist Janine Randerson’s video work Waiho, Retreat (2017). This new interdisciplinary collaboration between Index and climate change scientists experiments with forms of bridging between art and science.

Artist and researcher Dr Janine Randerson has produced an impressive body of work rethinking the human-centric logics of nature, culture and science. In this video work, Randerson collaborates with dancer Tru Paraha and one New Zealand’s glacial rivers, whose name is ‘Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere’. The river is flowing forwards but it is also retreating backwards – a retreat caused by global shifts in climate. The temporalities of landscape are performed within the video work. While the dancer moves carefully backwards through the icy river, the river itself makes a rapid journey forward and simultaneously a slower backwards retreat.

Dr Janine Randerson is a New Zealand-based media artist. A research thread in Janine’s work is the technological mediation in ecological systems with a particular focus on the environment. Randerson has collaborated with environmental scientists on residencies and projects with NIWA, BoM (Bureau of Meteorology) in Melbourne and NERI (National Environmental Research Institute) in Denmark. Her current projects situate media art in relation to water, weather and politics both locally (Other Waters: Art on the Manukau in Onehunga) as well as internationally.

This off-site exhibition will be held at Stockholm University, as part of the Bolin Centre program Klimatfestival and is arranged as part of the autumn exhibition And Tomorrow And, curated by Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris. For further details visit here.