Brit Bunkley

Downbreak on 1, Upbeat on 2 (2013)

3 min 38 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Salsa in New Zealand. Salsa is a syncretic dance form with origins from the Cuban Son (circa 1920s) and Afro-Cuban dance. This style of dance has made an entry in a big way to New Zealand in recent years. It is a raucous, sexually overt style of dancing; whose videoed silhouetted dancers and feet bathed in the gentle cerebral soundtrack of the group Deaf Center creates an otherworldly nostalgic presence."

Artist Statement

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CIRCUIT is the
leading voice
for artist moving image
in Aotearoa New Zealand,
distributing works,
critical review and
which reflect our unique, contemporary
South Pacific context.

Ko CIRCUIT te māngai
mō ngā mahi toi kiriata
o Aotearoa, e tuku
atu ana i ngā mahi toi,
i ngā arotakenga
me ngā whakawhitinga
kōrero e kitea ai
ngā āhuatanga
motuhake o tō tātou noho i te ao hou ki
Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.