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Hotere

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Description

Noted documentary on New Zealand's reclusive artist Ralph Hotere, constructed in non-linear, impressionistic style. Seven years in the making, this discusses Hotere's life and prolific work - paintings, sculpture and collaborations with various local poets - primarily in terms of its aesthetic and spiritual values. Ralph Hotere is New Zealand's premiere modern artist. His modernist works embody a spirit that is timeless and originates from an indigenous core that acknowledges no boundaries when it comes to creativity. An elegantly woven documentary highlighting Hotere's works by acclaimed filmmaker Merata Mita, Hotere is a negotiation of space between different thoughts, different worlds, different views, and different media, which really aren't so different after all. Rather than being reductive about Maori and indigenous art, Hotere's transcendency can only be described by a quote from Louis Armstrong, "If you have to ask, you'll never know."
Release date Australia
November 9th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Character
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
78
Actor
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
Genre
  • Documentary
UPC
9317731023743
Product ID
1469757

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