"Early 2016 I suffered a cardiac arrest on a field of grass in Berhampore, Wellington. I was on a date, a kind of heartbreak I had never endured before, left me in a day coma and in the hospital for just shy of three weeks. This work consists of the patch of grass I fell into a cardiac arrest on, dug up in the afternoon around the time it happened. This projection piece consists of a re-imagined memory, the places I remember being, leading up to the incident. The conversation that happens on the screen reads:"He had youWhen he told youHe can no longer hide his heartOr control itMechanical beating has an off switch."
This work departs from a transcription of a conversation between Governor Grey and Wiremu Tako Ngātata, or Wi Tako, (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Ruanui) in 1896.
What do we desire in our lovers?
Congrats on your versatility imagines new avenues in the formation of identity.