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'Ocean Island… Mine!' performed by Latai Taumoepeau shot by Sanja Simic

Ocean Island… Mine! by Latai Taumoepeau

Exhibition, Performance

“What remains in the aftershocks of empire? […] Such effects reside in the corroded hollows of landscapes […]. The question is pointed: How do imperial formations persist in their material debris, in ruined landscapes and through the social ruination of people’s lives?” – Ann Stoler cited in Katerina Teaiwa, 2015.

A live performance by Latai Taumoepeau where she relocates a 500kg block of ice with a shovel and a steady walk from point A to point B. Back and forth, she works the open-cut mines of the past into the future of climate change; excavating the solid white rock into invisibility.

This work belongs to a genealogy of durational performance reflections from Taumoepeau’s ‘Stitching (up) the Sea’ suite.

Performed as part of AusDance Australian Dance Week.

When:Friday 29 April from 5.15PM to 7.30PM
Where:Kendall Lane, beside Goodspeed Bicycle Co.

It’s best to double check that events are happening – sometimes things don’t go to plan.
“Stercus accidit.” — David Hume.