Digital / Neon


Saturday 27 November
Victoria Room | Christchurch Town Hall
10:00 onwards

Neon is a filmed performance work, projected in large-scale to be viewed throughout the festival. The concept builds on Kittows sculptural and filmic practice, which considers ideas around reality in cinema and performance.

Incorporating the performative pull of Summerhayes and Bosmans offbeat soundscape, a captivating play of surface, light and illusionism begins.

Concepts in art are raised, but it’s our experience of the digital that is at stake. Viewers can expect to be pulled into a surreal world of movement, materiality, and colour, where their handle on reality is brought into question.



Natalie Kittow is an Ōtautahi based performance, moving image, and installation artist. Graduating with a BFA majoring in Sculpture in 2015, Kittow has continued to practice, exhibit and complete artist residencies within Aotearoa and abroad. Her work explores the body’s relationship to both physical and allegorical space. This draws from her research around experience and reality in cinema theory, as well as her written, filmic and performative practice.

Chloe Summerhayes is an artist and dancer living in Ōtautahi. She has a BFA with First Class Honours majoring as painting (2019, University of Canterbury), as well as receiving the Royal Academy of Dance Qualification with distinction. With her background in classical and contemporary dance, she is interested in how the body responds to the environment. Chloes current artistic practice is informed by questions about femininity, modification, and the destruction of self.

Sean Bosman is a New Zealand artist based in Canada with a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Canterbury. His work is distinguished by an ongoing interest in process driven composition and the activation of both found and generated objects, images and text through digital and physical interventions. This is documented through works in photographic, painted and sculpted composition as well as film and multimedia installation.

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