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“Artsville this week profiles photographer Fiona Pardington, and looks at one of the most recognisable icons associated with New Zealand around the world - the Poi.
Since graduating from art school in 1984, Fiona Pardington has established herself at the forefront of a generation of New Zealand artists using photography as their principal medium. She has specialised in 'pure' or analogue photographic darkroom techniques, most notably hand printing and toning. Her fields of investigation have been psychoanalysis, medicine, voyeurism and other psycho-sexual aspects of women in photography, memory and the body, the history of the photographic image and the nature of the relationship between the photographer and subject. On Artsville, Pardington presents an informal retrospective of her wide body of work, and introduces viewers to some of the ideas that motivate and drive it.
The Poi is not just a ball on the end of a string. On Artsville tonight, Ngāmoni Huata, of Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao descent, shares the connection for Maori with this instrument and some of its basic elements." TVNZ; tvnz.co.nz; 12/11/2007
Reference number F102757
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Television New Zealand
Fiona Pardington Executive Producer: John Keir
Director: Bruce Morrison
Nga Mihi Producer: Irene Gardiner
No Reason To Cry Producer: Colin Hogg
Exit Producer: Colin Hogg