'Aere Mai (Come Back) (2022) 

Video Performance. 04:14 minutes

 

'Aere Mai (Come back) is a performative video piece that connects ancestral spirits to our present self. It highlights the distance that can come between ourselves and our ancestors, and the journey that we must embark to bring them back to us. Through the performance of traditional Cook Island dance and movement, the two figures will connect through strong familial ties and the love that is shared between our culture and family. This is a story to represent my own journey with spirituality, and the connection to those who are looking over me. 

Photos: Live Dreams: Distance, Performance Space, Carriageworks. Photo: Alex Davies

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