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Alex Monteith: Big Wave Aotearoa

Past Exhibition
13 Apr – 28 Jul 2013
Free

Alex Monteith and shore-break, Aotearoa. Photo Kerry Patterson

Alex Monteith and shore-break, Aotearoa. Photo Kerry Patterson

Big Wave Aotearoa Mission 5 30 April 2013. Photo Alex monteith

Big Wave Aotearoa Mission 5 30 April 2013. Photo Alex monteith

Hear artist Alex Monteith discuss the interaction between sport and performance art, and involving the audience

Hear artist Alex Monteith discuss the interaction between sport and performance art, and involving the audience

A collaboration with Doug Young and exponents of Aotearoa's Big Wave Surfing community.

Auckland artist Alex Monteith explores high performance surfing in this new video work. A collaboration with Doug Young and exponents of Aotearoa's Big Wave Surfing community. 

"Big Wave Aotearoa demonstrates the relentless ambition and drive of high performance surfing and the endless search to ride the greatest wave of all," Emma Bugden, Curator.

Alex Monteith is a new media artist and academic whose work incorporates sound, performance, photography, film, video, kinetic and network components, while her practice explores the politics, freedoms and limits of consumer technology. Her large-scale works involve collaboration with specialists from outside the art-world including sheep-dog triallists and New Zealand racing motor-cyclists.

No stranger to the surf community, for six years Monteith was a competitive surfer – she was the Irish National Women's champion in 2001 and represented Ireland in the 2002 ISA world surfing games in Durban, South Africa and the European Surfing Championships in 2001. She has also competed on the NZ national circuit.