Sione Faletau

Tonga Monuu—Blessed Tonga (2021)

Single channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Extracting the audio waveform from a video (of the singers) gave me frequencies that ranged from low, medium, and high. These frequencies are represented in a digital form of sound waves and are seen when the singers are singing. The human spirit, through the voices, drive the kupesi (patterns) to connect and disconnect, giving rise to new kupesi every time.

—Artist's statement

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