What’s On: Shannon Te Ao- With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017


18 November to 22 April, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga

A brand new video work from Walters Prize-winning artist Shannon Te Ao probes a poetic assemblage of tenuously linked subject matter, including a 1840s waiata, a dance scene from a 1970s film by African-American director Charles Burnett, a hemp farm and a 1960s Clyde Otis song famously sung by Dinah Washington.

“Te Ao creates an entangled perspective of the human condition — a perspective that reaches out to connect estranged contexts in order to explore the potential for our own empathetic reach across distant histories.” The work was commissioned for the 2017 Edinburgh Arts Festival. The Pakuranga showing is its New Zealand debut. tetuhi.org.nz

NZ Life and Leisure This article first appeared in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine.

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