Coming up at RM
14 September – 8 October 2022Opening Wednesday, 14 September from 6:00pm
R. BoudoirAbigail Aroha Jensen
Black mould tracing kōwhaiwhai, pūngāwere miro the silk threads that dress her chandelier. She belongs to an ephemeral estate. She re-imagines ngā taonga tuku iho, catching threads of tukutuku in order to ascend the pou-tame-hine. It’s whakaahuatanga. – transformation in the face of adversity, towards whakakotahitanga – reintegration of time and space. Romantic she is. It’s all very decadent. Sickly sweet.
Please join us to mark the opening of 𝓡.𝓑𝓸𝓾𝓭𝓸𝓲𝓻 this Wednesday 14th September. Une memento o te Whare. Mā te wā, taku Aroha x
Home Sweet HomeArapeta Ashton
Home Sweet Home is an queer ontological experiment by multidisciplinary creative Arapeta that pulls together a plush collection of deeply considered movements, experiences and koorero, together into a new landscape in which dance, song, koorero, kapa haka and whatu kaakahu all come together to generate wholly new environment, with a foundational purpose of pure enjoyment. Like seafoam, churned up from the colliding of waves and tides, the birth of an entirely fresh experience can build outwards towards new discoveries.
Text by Divyaa Kumar. Read the full essay.