I’m making a new work for a show opening in Honolulu in March. It’s a textiles assemblage.
Airing out fabric in the south Auckland sun. It has been a while. There was a mummified mouse in my fabric box.
I’ve been looking at maps of the Oceania region. I’m particularly interested in the lines that mark the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). There’s a multicoloured camourflage feel coming through. A bit like this Nightmares on Wax graphic I found in Lani’s Vice magazine.
Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah is the soundtrack.
This new work is in the form of a customised sulu, a continuation of the original Colour Me Fiji (2005) series.
PAN PACIFIC NATION (3-28 March 2009)
The exhibition opens formally on 3 March 2009 but will also feature in Honolulu’s First Friday openings on 6 March. Marks Garage is located at 1159 Nu’uanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.
FIRST FRIDAY HONOLULU
Downtown-Chinatown Gallery Walk. A FREE self-guided tour every first Friday of the month from 5 to 9pm. Area galleries and studios present rotating art exhibitions, entertainment and refreshments for an evening celebrating artists, art and art making of all kinds.
Created in 2003, First Friday is widely credited with making profound changes on the cultural, social and economic landscape of Honolulu. This monthly event draws tens of thousands of people to Downtown-Chinatown each year, either introducing or re-introducing them to this unique community.
Source: The Arts at Marks Garage website