In the late nineties Greg O'Brien curated a show at the City Gallery called 'Out the Black Window'. It was a collection of works by Ralph Hotere specifically about his collaboration with poets. Each painting illustrated work inspired by NZ poets, primarily Hone Tuwhare, Bill Manhire, Cilla McQueen and Ian Wedde. I filmed a reading by each of these poets and made a short film from a selection of works entitled 'The Sound of a Painting'. The title was inspired by Cilla McQueens poem, 'Synethesia'.
The full works filmed have still not been completed...another work in progress.