Pink and White Terraces is a 16 mm film that reflects on the delicate construction of the domestic environments and public places in the cityscape of Auckland, New Zealand. Using an optical process technique 'three-colour separation', the film makes visual several moments simultaneously. In red, green and blue layers, colour-coded auras hold a record of time like a geological accretion. In and out of phase, actors and environment focus and fade, making palpable filmic time, and gently unfolding the politics and poetics of the sites explored.
The film is comprised of a series of static shots where the same place or action has been recorded three times, making tangible that no location is fixed, people move through space, and qualities of light and weather change. From barren trees in winter afternoon light through to a hot summer day on a front porch with friends, washing dishes at night or getting dressed to go out, shopping at a busy Sunday market to popping in to the dairy. The soundtrack by Rachel Shearer uses atmospheric sound recorded during the shoot mixed with a palette of sounds derived from the colour presence on screen, a union of the abstract and the figurative. Pink and White Terraces traces little happenings, things we do without acknowledging them as 'significant', but which collectively speak clearly about who we are individually and collectively.