POST HOC EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Post hoc by Dane Mitchell was presented by Creative New Zealand at The Venice Biennale 2019.
A complex, multi-layered & intricately faceted project that consists of a vast inventory of bygone, disappeared, lost & extinct things broadcasted from the New Zealand Pavilion to multiple locations across Venice via industrially produced, aesthetically awkward, tree cell towers.
This jarring combination of venetian patina, poetic loss & pretend trees is captured through the combining of earthy tones & materials with an acidic nuclear green as accent.
Concepts of the visible & invisible are referenced throughout the catalogue through tone-on-tone material finishes.
The act of listing & inventory is referenced typographically throughout, with the list-of-lists running throughout the publication, in the way the footnotes dominate the text & via the stylistic nod to philosopher Baudrillard’s list-making device of box & line.