Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ

Eloise Coveny

Bachelor of Art + Design (Honours), 2008

Now Freelance Film Production Designer, Berlin

In her Honours project, Eloise explored the relationship between space, time and the photo-image. She was particularly concerned with the psychological and philosophical experience of the uncanny—when a disturbance of the most familiar things give rise to an unsettling effect of strangeness or intellectual uncertainty. Her work investigated phenomenology and the philosophical writings about the ontology of being and time by Martin Heidegger, as well as the use of still and moving images in cinema, particularly that of film-maker Chris Marker. She worked in two-dimensional images, and worked with ways of installing films that had only very slight movements and subtle changes. She writes: “the paradox of our temporal existence is again activated in historic regions across both the monumental and fleeting”.

Having worked on films in New Zealand and London, Eloise is currently based in Germany, working as a freelance film production designer.