Three exclusive exhibitions showcased at 5 Stories High, The Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery,
Wellington, New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand.
- 'Light Room'
- ‘Hidden Sanctuaries: Waters of Life'
Exhibition: ‘Light Room’
Where: 5 Stories High Gallery, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington, New Zealand. 2009.
Collaborative photographic exhibition of original photographs in premium gallery space.
Light Room is a collection of photographic works collaborated by Aliscia Young and Leana Keen who are graduating photographic design students at Massey University Design School, Wellington. The work celebrates the completion of their 2008 year-based research projects, which explore themes of memory, perception and essence through both digital, and film-based photographic mediums. Aliscia Young shows two bodies of work in the Light Room Exhibition called ‘Hidden Sanctuaries: Waters of Life’ and ‘Illuminations: Illuminating a replication of an ephemeral moment in time as derived from nature.’
‘Hidden Sanctuaries: Waters of Life'
5 Stories High Gallery, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington, New Zealand, 2009.
This photographic project, ‘Hidden Sanctuaries: Waters of Life', arises from my compassion for the environment and my love for water. Since I was a young girl, I have found swimming in deep and shallow waters one of the most joyful experiences. I love the calmness, the ease and the buoyancy you feel when swimming in the ocean or in a pool. It soothes the soul and refreshes the body and mind. I think the issue of water conservation is important, as is people recognising water as a valued commodity. I wish to show through my photographic work, water as an important component that sustains all life and which requires effective management.‘Hidden Sanctuaries: Waters of Life’ shows water at its most vital and vibrant, in its life-giving form. The water that I have photographed is the kind of water the world needs in order to live in healthy and sustainable ways.
5 Stories High, The Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Illuminating a replication of an ephemeral moment in time as derived from nature.
This project refers to the act of photographing a physical object in nature, which enables colour and light to be captured in an ephemeral moment in time. Once photographed, the image becomes a two dimensional object, a representation of the live form. But it is merely that. The aim for this project was to reactivate the captured form back into an interactive three-dimensional object and to re-contextualise colour and light into a new form. The photographic process for this project begins with my observation of the natural environment as seen with the naked eye: I catch glimpses of light or a glimmer of colour as they momentarily flood through the natural foliage. Then I use the camera as a medium to capture, document and interpret these fleeting moments of illumination.