Wynyard Quarter silo perfect site to house artwork
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.
‘‘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.
Illuminated: Above, the space inside Silo 7 is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Changing view: Right, viewers must imagine themselves within the photo’s space to make sense of its perspective. Photo-cube: Ponsonby photographer Jennifer Mason.