Past Event

Film Screening | Mappings: Landscape, Memory, Histories

Paraire 23 Ākuhata

Friday 23 August


Blue Oyster Art Project Space

Black and white close up image of the tops of trees

Mappings: Landscape, Memory, Histories
Lucy Aukafolau, Gavin Hipkins, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Bridget Reweti and Layne Waerea.
Curated by Sonali Joshi and Mark Williams
Presented in partnership with CIRCUIT

Friday 23 August, 5pm (screening begins at 5:30pm)
Free to attend, all welcome

Originally presented by CIRCUIT at Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, a UK-wide film festival in 2018, Mappings: Landscape, Memory, Histories presents a programme of artists films from Aotearoa, exploring shared concepts and histories of culture and exchange. This series is presented alongside our current wānanga/exhibition, UKU//UTU, to expand conversations around relationships with landscapes within Aotearoa and the wider context of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa.

To read more about the films, visit our website:

All films courtesy of CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand:

Image Caption: Jeremy Leatinu’u, Mai i te kei o te waka ki te ihu o te waka (detail), 2018.

Lucy Aukafolau

Lucy Aukafolau is an artist of Tongan and European descent. Based in Berlin, Germany, her practice is concerned with the theory of
psychogeography and its relationship to the physical actions of navigation, travel and negotiation of space that reveal new territories and experiences.

Gavin Hipkins

Gavin Hipkins is an Auckland-based artist who works with photography and film. Over the last two decades his practice has engaged postcolonial, architectural, and commodity discourses via a range of analogue and digital technologies, photo-installations, and artist videos.

Jeremy Leatinu'u

Jeremy Leatinu'u was born in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand in 1984. After completing his BVA at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Jeremy then completed a PGDip in Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. He works in performance art, video, and installation, often presenting documented performances as video installations. He has exhibited and presented collaborative projects throughout New Zealand at public art galleries and museums.

Bridget Reweti

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) is an artist whose practice includes explores the representation of New Zealand's iconic landscapes by employing traditional photographic techniques to subvert the scenic view. Reweti's critique on landscape perspectives is informed by customary knowledge of Māori names and narratives. She seeks to show the land as known and inhabited through portraying the shifting set of roles between observer and participant.

Layne Waerea

Layne Waerea is an Auckland-based artist and former lawyer whose practice questions assumptions of ownership and title.