Body & Artefact

In a bind (2015) 520 x 760 mm pigment print on cotton rag

Once collected, Pacific objects were proof of existence of ‘other’ peoples in lands faraway. Many museums across the globe that publicly present Pacific materiality are generally bereft of any human element related to its display. It is the public and online presentation of the same objects, which has rendered Pacific humanity, identity, cultural significance and visibility within museums and art institutions.

This image is part of a larger body of work exploring a concept of the separation of material culture from the body. Two of these works have since been archived by personal choice.