I want to be where I am is an exhibition featuring installations by Martha Atienza and Jake Atienza (Philippines), Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Ngā Puhi, Ngati Pakau, Waitaha) and the 1975 documentary Te Matakite O Aotearoa, directed by New Zealander Geoff Steven.
Using the technological mobility of film and video, each of these artists seek to articulate a sense of place beyond the visible borders of land and sea. Mapping connections between past and present, the individual and the community, the spirit and the physical, these three works document performative processes which quietly assert what it means to be ‘here’.
Curated by George Clark and Mark Williams for CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, I want to be where I am is presented as part of Phantom Topologies, the 2016 CIRCUIT Symposium.
On the 9th September two further pop-up installations are presented on campus; Julian Dashper: Video Works (curated by George Clark), and temple sea feng shui (2016) an installation by Josette Chiang.