I've been enjoying those light boxes on the corner of Courtney Place and Taranaki Street recently. There's a new exhibition there this week. I haven't had a proper look yet, but I know that I'll have time to get to know it since I pass by there several times a week. I think that's a real advantage that these works have over work in a gallery- because I didn't make a special trip and I know I'll return, I don't feel the need to “figure out” a response or opinion of the work first time I'm there. With the images on the street, I wend my way through a series of images over and over again, in different moods and in different light and weather, and sometimes I'll stop and look at one of them or several in more detail. I get to like them one day and not like them the next, and then like them again, on my terms. That seems fair- after all, that's my footpath they're on.
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