11 January to 14 February 2016

Curated by Ulanda Blair


Juliet Carpenter

The term ‘ingénue’ describes a character in literature, film and theatre; generally a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome. This work uses the form of the ingénue and the framework of a screen test to critique the cyclical nature of female roleplay in visual culture, as well as in everyday life. The video has a nonlinear narrative, and actress Greta Gregory's performance is buffered on each side with animated, found and organic footage rendered in pink hues. This vortex of ambient imagery amplifies the hopeless sense of facade that the actress evokes in her spoken monologue.


Juliet Carpenter holds a BFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (2013). Recent exhibitions include summer of supine, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2015 (solo); The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure, curated by Henry Davidson, Artspace, Auckland, 2015 (group); Street Talk, presented with Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Window, Auckland, 2015; Silent Treatment, Gloria Knight, Auckland, 2014 (solo); Aria, Utopian Slopes, Melbourne, 2014 (group); Everyday Backwash, curated by Henry Davidson, Michael Lett, Auckland, 2014 (group); Campaign Furniture, curated by Henry Davidson, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, 2014 (group); and The Day is a Fume, curated by Elle Loui August, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014 (group).


Ulanda Blair, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)


Ingénue, 2008, HD colour video | 6:40min (continuous loop)

Image courtesy of the artist.