False Paths, a new installation by Tim Wagg, considers the way in which social systems have changed and shifted within New Zealand over the past 35 years.
With the election of the Labour Party in 1984, New Zealand saw radical and swift reforms to its economy. These reforms have defined how New Zealand operates up to the present day. Using the historical document TimeBomb, a 1997 documentary which argued for the disruption of the ‘Welfare State’, and a move toward a community / private provider structure of welfare within New Zealand, as it jumping off point. False Paths investigates a brief history of these changes while also exploring the desire to embrace new thinking and systems.
Tim Wagg was born in 1991 and currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. Recent exhibitions include By the Laws of Chance at Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016); transactions, frank at Blue Oyster Art Project Space (2016); New Perspectives (Produced in collaboration with Simon Denny) at ARTSPACE (2016); Let The Cobbler Stick to His Last (2015).