"Some of my family members did not approve of my tattoos and I wanted to reflect the huge amount of disapproval that comes within families and the shame that someone can bring to their family within Polynesian communities.
The slap represents the ongoing results of the impact, the literal impact of the slap starts to welt and swell over time to highlighting the enduring of ones shame." - DA
This work is discussed in an essay by Mark Williams, 2016.
Slap was originally part of three moving image works. (See installation shot below)