Jasmine Te Hira

"Jasmine Te Hira (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Atiu, England) is an installation-based and experience-focused practitioner currently working around the boundaries of object, video, atmosphere and constructed space.
Each body of work largely explores how we relate, process, experience and feedback our individual perspectives to the larger whole via a range of mediums and interaction points. Heavily based in process, highlighting key concerns such as time, memory and perception, her practice invites the viewer to engage and confront the relationship between the physical (through objects – artefacts) and their potentiality in being used as facts and evidence in mapping the moving world of recorded action and reason. Jasmine's practice considers the way in which taonga trace skin often embodying indigenous knowledges while traversing institutional critique and spaces. The engagement of video has manifested in the ritualistic layering of irretraceable fragments of movements and appropriations of understandings to rebuild new considerations of embodied knowledge, thought and experience of space."

- Artist Statement

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Tara Judah (2018)
Podcast with Mark Amery (2015)

Selected Exhibitions

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki, Auckland

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, Christchurch Art Gallery

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

OFFSTAGE 8, Artspace, Auckland

Influx, ST PAUL St, Auckland
Counter/Belief, RAMP Gallery, Hamilton
The Way of Matter, Objectspace, Auckland
Ko Taku Whare, To Whare Hoki, The Vivian, Auckland
The Force of Days, Snow White Gallery, Auckland
Siapo Cinema, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington
Navigate, Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland

Oceans Made Of Sand, Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland
Manifest, Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland
Here/Now, Barrel Store, Corban Arts Estate, Auckland
On-site, Snow White Gallery, Auckland
The Past Sure Is Tense, CIRCUIT / SPARK Festival, Hamilton
Lost Content, Viewfinder 24/7 Window, Auckland
FORM, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland