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Cat Auburn's new film work 'Preparing the Ground'

4 May 2017

Online publication Contemporary HUM are continuing their fantastic work documenting projects by New Zealand artists abroad with a piece by Chloe Barker on Cat Auburn’s moving image work ‘Preparing the Ground’, developed by Cat during an Graduate Artist residency at Tyneside Cinema in 2016.

Cat spent three months collaborating with coordinators of several heritage sites in Europe and working closely with Tyneside Cinema, to produce a highly cinematic work that takes on the tropes and truisms of cinema by implementing jump cuts, drone footage, soundtrack and landscape.

“Directed by Auburn and made with the support of Creative Producer Dan Slaughter, the film is structured in chapters and set in four signature locations...Auburn uses these culturally significant locations to communicate and interrogate the way cultural heritage is used to define our sense of history, culture and identity...”

You can read more on HUM here. And watch a short introductory video about the project here.