Talking Tivaevae (2005) video/performance installation
The first opportunity to experience two video installations by South Auckland based Cook Island/Maori multi-media artist Leilani Kake, will be opening this Friday 25 January from 6pm at the MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery, Level 1, 321 Karangahape Road, Auckland City, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Talking Tivaevae has been exhibited in the Cook Islands, Fiji and at Fresh Gallery Otara in South Auckland, New Zealand. This exhibition will provide a further opportunity to regenerate the installation which continues to impress audiences imparting a deep respect for the cultural tradition of tivaevae, Cook Island quilt making. Ariki is the artist’s most recent work speaking to the Cook Island hair cutting ritual and the transition from boy to manhood.
Ariki (2007) still from video
Leilani Kake exhibits alongside New Zealand artists Lonnie Hutchinson and Lesley Kaiser. The exhibition runs until Saturday 8 March, 2008.