Leitu Bonnici in collaboration with Alitasi Fatu, Denise Roberts and Moira Roberts
Lomiga Tasi: Folasaga Lona Lua … Ata Tifaga

13 September – 7 October 2023

‘Lomiga Tasi: Folasaga Lona Lua … Ata Tifaga’, translating to ‘Issue One: Second Introduction … Film’, is an experimental hybrid of documentary and publication shown via multi channel projection, created across Naarm, Kombumerri Country and Tāmaki Makaurau.

The work both documents and extends upon the making of the webpage for ‘Lomiga Tasi: Folasaga Lona Lua’. The informally created online resource acts as a basic introduction to gagana Sāmoa (Sāmoan language) and fa‘asāmoa (the Sāmoan way), while using digital filters to investigate feelings of cultural disconnection and lack of representation on the web (and elsewhere).

This exhibition is part of the first issue in the ongoing project ‘Afa‘afakasi, an experimental publishing series that promotes visibility and reclamation of gagana Sāmoa through a critical, collaborative and playful approach.

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Images by Ardit Hoxha