Tungaru: The Kiribati Project is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. The showÂ incorporates sculpture, photography and interactive video.Â Tungaru is the pre-colonial name for Kiribati.
The project was born out of Chrisâ€™ desire to return to Kiribati, to meet his family and to experience life on these tiny strips of atoll in the Pacific.Â Always with a camera in hand, Jeff was there to capture much of the journey.Â The exhibition is not only a personal story about family but one that also references the larger global issues of climate change, over-population and threats to traditional cultures.
You can read more about the project via the E-Book HERE.Â
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