Mike Ting


7 min 58 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"DIY is often conflated with masculinity and competence, but to ironically paraphrase Simone de Beauvoir's maxim that, "One is not born, but rather becomes, a man", this work taps into the anxieties that form the identities of New Zealand 'blokes'"

Artist Statement

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in Aotearoa New Zealand,
distributing works,
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which reflect our unique, contemporary
South Pacific context.

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Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.