New Ways to Colour the Wall: The Wellington Project
New Ways to Colour Walls, The Wellington Project focuses on the question of what it means to extend a show. The project combines an exhibition at The Engine Room of Massey University with further levels of art presentation. The other aspect of this exhibition, and central idea to this project, is the idea of Widening this presentation into the world outside the gallery, without being street art or environmental art.
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute and College of Creative Arts.
Christoph Dahlhausen’s practice explores reflection and colour, using glass and mirror through installation in architectural space. A feature common to his works is how they explore light, an entity essential to both human well being and perception. All his works, whether realised as installations in the context of a project or as a commissioned piece are site-specific in character. Dahlhausen does not think in terms of the small format, but of sizeable new interventions focusing on light and glass. For several years now, he has been designing large-scale glass facades. For these he applies coloured, translucent films to these facades so that the interiors are defined in new ways, whether through direct sunlight or the formation of unfamiliar shadows.