2023, Alternative Archaeologies

Deucalion & Pyrrha is a sci-fi parable that seeks knowledge from the underground. The stratigraphy of this film layers narrative symbology and cinematic methodology, each informing the other in subtle but critical layers. At the core, Deucalion & Pyrrha is a local contemporary story with characters inspired by both Greek figures Deucalion and Pyrrha (Prometheus…

2022, Medium Continued…

‘Medium Continued’ reveals complex, distinct, multiple and interconnected continua through the matter accumulated in the making of this work: Medium cont. crystalline carbon in graphite powder form, pulped Fabriano 240gsm acid-free paper from ‘forests responsibly managed respectful of environmental, social and economic standards’, laundry tub lint, an emerald matrix rough mineral specimen (to help open…

2022, Māter Mater

'Natalie Tozer’s practice also circles the compounded autobiography of materials and questions the validity of reshaping the world in our own image. She presents 4 looped video works in two silos: Footpath Fossil (breathe) in which, by collecting, documenting and deciphering the findings of the complex underland beneath our feet, Tozer hopes to gather enough…

2021, Dustlockdown

'Every existent in the history of the world is in my room right now', Looped H265 10bit, 2020 “Each particle of dust carries with it a unique vision of matter, movement, collectivity, interaction, affect, differentiation, composition, and infinite darkness” Reza Negarestani, ‘Cyclonopedia’. – This experimental documentary was filmed during the COVID19 rahui, Tāmaki Makaurau. Living…

2021, Companion Pieces

There are many changes in our environment that are not perceptual to the human eye; they hide in objects, decomposing and recomposing only to be observed over vast time. By shifting various coordinates and points of view, the objects of my practice reveal themselves, and by collecting, documenting and deciphering my findings, I hope to gather enough data to…

2020, Footpath Fossils

This series documents exposed urban stratigraphy. Curbside ruins. Crumbled footpaths. Potholes. These layers are visible histories within the ground. I interpret these small moments in our urban landscape as interruptions to capitalist strategies. Mythically and metaphorically rich, the ground provides us with clues, knowledge, refuge as well as the sunken networks of extraction, exploitation and…

2019, Unearthing

Geologists confirm today that strata of the earth are indeed graveyards, keepers of history, and have been in existence for billions of years. Enormous rock masses pushed high up above the surface of the ocean as fast as they are being worn down. But nothing will remain on the surface of the planet in one…

2019, Found, early decadence era

I propose a fictional temporality, an attempt to understand our present by looking back from an imagined future. The earth-interior is a trove of strata. These strata are the keepers of history, weaving eras and stories of past landscapes. Still, they are geologically impermanent, continually in motion – a motion which plays a crucial role…

2018, Soothsayer

The gentle, calming nature of this work establishes a contrast with the severity of social and environmental realities today. A meditative kaleidoscopic loop of both destruction and construction attempts to provide an alternative timekeeper for events. This work slowly crushes folded paper ‘fortune tellers’. Hand-folded paper objects used by children, manipulate folds to predict makeshift…

2018, Future Fossils

For this exhibition I documented significant sites. Places significant to me - nothing grand, just places I visit regularly in my daily life or that I frequent often in memory. I collected rubbings from these places. The footpath at my library, the gravel outside my studio, the tarseal in front of my home, the stucco…

2018, Foils

In this series, I'm starting to look at alternative narratives and image worlds that seek to counter 21st-century economic conditions... and how art strategies can provide a way in, a place to start. The subject of temporality is of particular interest and concepts of what a Future Past could be. Theo Reeves-Evison describes in his…