• The Drowned World

    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

    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.

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