FINAL ACT : 2013

‘FINAL ACT’ is a film, photography, and installation based project and exhibition. In November 2013, Strange collaborated with cinematographer Alun ‘Albol’ Bollinger (Lord of the Rings, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners) to create three new film and photography based artworks, which incorporated four suburban homes in Christchurch, New Zealand. These homes were located in Christchurch’s residential “Red Zone”, an area containing over 16,000 houses slated for demolition after the devastating 2011 earthquake. ‘FINAL ACT’ is in part an emotive archive of these Christchurch homes and a continuation of the artist’s ongoing exploration of the social and emotional icon of the home.

IAN STRANGE: ‘FINAL ACT’ premiered in a solo exhibition at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch from December 2013 to March 2014. The exhibition presents six final photographic works, and a film and sound installation, alongside reconstructed cross-sections of the demolished homes.

December 19, 2013 - March 23, 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand