Wyn­yard Quar­ter silo per­fect site to house art­work

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Jen­nifer Ma­son was com­mis­sioned by the Auck­land Fes­ti­val of Pho­tog­ra­phy to cre­ate a site­spe­cific work in one of Wyn­yard Quar­ter’s his­toric ce­ment si­los for the fes­ti­val.

Her work Body in Space is a pho­to­graphic ex­plo­ration of the space within Silo 6 with the most prom­i­nent pho­tos ex­hib­ited in a cen­tral ‘‘pho­tocube’’ in the ex­posed base of Silo 7.

The many dif­fer­ent an­gles taken of the tower and the con­fig­u­ra­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion space are de­signed to dis­rupt the viewer’s per­spec­tive, the Pon­sonby res­i­dent says.

‘‘When you’re in­side the silo it’s wow, just wow. It’s a mon­u­men­tal space.’’

The ex­hi­bi­tion’s photo-cube pre­sents four doors which at first ap­pear as mir­rors of­fer­ing en­try into dark­ened rooms.

But seems.

‘‘The per­spec­tive, the lines, the depth of field – it’s all in­ac­cu­rate so you have to imag­ine your body in it,’’ she says.

Body in Space can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week un­til the fes­ti­val closes on July 8.

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Il­lu­mi­nated: Above, the space in­side Silo 7 is open to the pub­lic 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pho­tos: JEN­NIFER MA­SON Photo: JESS LEE

Chang­ing view: Right, view­ers must imag­ine them­selves within the photo’s space to make sense of its per­spec­tive. Photo-cube: Pon­sonby pho­tog­ra­pher Jen­nifer Ma­son.

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