Lost Content

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"Jasmine Te Hira’s Lost Content documents a bracelet made from ice as it melts while being worn. Hair, fingernails and pearls are contained within the bracelet and released as it dissolves.

Te Hira states that this work is based on ideas about grieving the dead found through researching Victorian mourning jewellery traditions and Māori notions of the tapu (sacredness) of the bodies of the deceased – a combination that reflects the artist’s mixed English, Cook Islands and New Zealand Māori ancestry." 
This work is discussed on CIRCUIT Cast 19

This work is also discussed in an essay by Tara Judah, 2018.

Installation Shot: The Drowned World, Silo Park (2014)