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…

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

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…

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

Founder and organiser of the mothermother curatorial 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…