Jasmine Te Hira - Lost Content
Jasmine Te Hira’s Lost Content documents a bracelet made from ice as it melts while being worn. Hair, fingernails and pearls are contained within the bracelet and released as it dissolves.
Te Hira states that this work is based on ideas about grieving the dead found through researching Victorian mourning jewellery traditions and Maori notions of the tapu (sacredness) of the bodies of the deceased – a combination that reflects the artist’s mixed English, Cook Islands and New Zealand Maori ancestry.
Jasmine Te Hira - Birthwaters
Field recording, sometimes called phonography, and photography are combined in Jasmine Te Hira's Birthwaters. Three field recordings play overlapping each other upon entering this page while three photographs of water appear on screen. By clicking on an image it disappears while an associated soundtrack simultaneously stops playing.