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…

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…

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

'Natalie Tozer’s practice also circles the compounded autobiography of materials and questions the validity of reshaping the world in our own image. She presents 4 looped video works in two silos: Footpath Fossil (breathe) in which, by collecting, documenting and deciphering the findings of the complex underland beneath our feet, Tozer hopes to gather enough…

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…

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…

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 – 2023, mothermother project

mothermother is a circular project, a platform, a collective voice, and a network. mothermother is iterative, non-hierarchical, and inter-generational. mothermother makes space for exhibiting artists to connect, acknowledge and be seen through a kaupapa of manaakitanga. mothermother evolves as each artist passes the taonga of invitation onto the next, fostering support and opportunity. mothermother prioritises…

2013 – 2023, LOT23 Producer

LOT23 is committed to providing space and support for emerging artists.  Multi-media equipment, staging, theatrical and interactive installation and event production are on offer to artists to fully enable their vision.  Collaboration and enquiry is at the heart of all our projects.  We're passionate about connecting people, and producing creative events and experiences. LOT23.co.nz @lot23studio

2018, Art Ache guest curator, LOT23

It is a great pleasure to announce our line-up for Auckland’s Winter Art Ache: Headlining artist Judy Darragh will be supported by artist’s Paula Friis, Katharine Atafu-Mayo, Olyvia Hong, Karen Rubado and Greg Page. We also have special guest Julia Deans, who will be performing a selection of songs from her latest album, including The…