I have come and joined my love with yours (Aliyah Winter and Neihana Gordon-Stables) (2017)

3 min 10 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"The departure point for I have come and joined my love with yours is a transcription of a conversation between Governor Grey and Wiremu Tako Ngātata, or Wi Tako, (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Ruanui) in 1896. The text is a translation of Wi Tako’s account of events, originally dictated in te reo Māori. This work considers the politics of translation and conflicts of power through an interpersonal relationship."

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