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

Presenting 4 looped video works in two silos: Footpath Fossil (breathe) - by collecting, documenting and deciphering the findings of the underland beneath our feet, I hope to gather enough data to learn something. A practice of observation and documentation. every existent in the history of the world is in my room right now - both the…

2022, Is it a rock, is it a mirror

Mineralogical dimensions, human compositions, remain under, unearthed, unknown. I want to think with you, together, we could conceive the matter and the time and the corporeal conceptualisation of this fossil. I have acted badly but I want to collect these stones now. It’s an intemperate force within me. Aesthetics. Primarily a picture, depicting life… what…

2021, Onepanea

Onepanea Composing various languages of the Waitematā and its shoreline, Onepanea looks at the communication of place. Assembling languages that are human, nonhuman, the lesser-known and those in everyday use, Onepanea works through a linguistic strata of Lightship’s place. Sites of geological reclamation are addressed by Onepanea as the work charts nautical naming conventions, indigenous…

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…

2021, Buried

BURIED CANVAS SERIES - 2020 & 2021 (ongoing) Kingsland, Tamaki Makaurau, Buried March - Unearthed August 2021 Kingsland, Tamaki Makaurau, Buried April - Unearthed July 2020 Buried during periods of lockdown

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

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 in maintaining and regulating stable conditions for life on this planet. In this turbulence of deep time, things…

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…