Thursday, March 20, 2008

Film fun

We don’t want to go on about CNZ. Well, that’s not quite true, we do, but only until they come out of hiding. The latest in CNZ’s batten-down-the-hatches approach to the NZ public we’ve heard, is over a proposed documentary film. The idea was pretty simple. Make a film about NZ's participation in the Venice Biennale from selection to exhibition. The movie was to start with the discussion during the selection of the artist from the short list. “Not in our lifetime” was CNZ’s reply (or words to that effect), followed by the admonition “This is not about winners”. They are right of course, thanks to their process, it is about one person exhibiting at Venice and all the others not exhibiting at Venice.