The Drowned World, curated by Daniel Michael Satele for Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, is a virtual exhibition of work by seven New Zealand-based, Pacific artists that explores the intimate connection between human life and water. As the twenty-first century promises rising sea levels and diminishing supplies of drinkable water, negotiating humans’ relationship with this crucial resource will become an increasingly urgent task for societies and individuals. Like the J. G. Ballard novel from which the exhibition takes its name, The Drowned World explores water’s capacity to destroy, sustain and transform human existence, asking how changes to the earth’s waterscape might affect our minds, bodies and social formations. The Drowned World will become available online on December 4 2014, with a launch event being held at Silo Park, Auckland.
Curated by Daniel Satele. Lesieli Finau; Nina Oberg Humphries; Sara Riordan; Elyjana Roach; Salome Tanuvasa; Jasmine Te Hira and Luisa Tora.
As well as being live on http://www.the-drowned-world.com/
there will also be various screenings in different locations nationwide
Silo 6, Auckland – 5 December – 7 December
4 December 6pm Launch
6 December 1pm Artist talks
(Open 1 – 6 daily)
AUT Video Wall, Auckland – 5 December onwards
Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington – 8 December – 20 December
The Physics Room, Christchurch – 13 December – 15 December
Performance by Nina Oberg Humphries
13 December 2pm Daniel Michael Satele in conversation with Nina Oberg Humphries
Enjoy Public Art Gallery – 10 January – 31 January
14 January 5.30pm Daniel Michael Satele in conversation Ioana Gordon-Smith
Viewfinder – Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Auckland – 20 January – 05 March
The Drowned World Catalogue can be viewed here.
Radionz, Standing Room Only interview can be listened to here.
Article on Stuff can be read here.< BACK TO LISTINGS