"In Lost Content the artist’s arm is shown in four split screens, each offering slightly different perspectives on the same event. Within each frame there are both subtle and jarring differences, affording a sense of chaos or drama to an otherwise quiet work. It is as if Te Hira wants each part of her ancestry to break free from their rules, codes and parameters, so that she can make sense of the overwhelming and difficult process we know as grief."
This body of work seeks to address the tension that sits ‘within’ and ‘between’ the documentation of sacred spaces.
A necklace pendant made of ice melts slowly on a chest.
Looking for Life in a Sea of Loss
For CIRCUIT's 2017/18 Summer Reading Series, Tara Judah writes on two works by Jasmine Te Hira, Lost Content (2013), and The Beauty of Invisible Grief (2016).
“Paintings To Click By”: The Drowned World
A discussion of The Drowned World, an online exhibition curated by Daniel Satele for Tautai Pacific Arts Trust.