Justine

where our bodes hit the world

where our bodies hit the world

‘where our bodies hit the world’ is an attempt to conform to a standard and being found lacking. A performance evolved to control our bodies which only undermine the regulation. Resulting in performative photographic and video work around trauma, rage and resilience.

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do you love me? install

do you love me?

New Zealand based artist Justine Walker uses repetition, performance and lived experience to research longing, loss, acceptance and family. Her latest video work ‘do you love me?’ is a longing for acceptance. A woman plays into the miscommunication of love by sending semaphore signals in mirror image. The red & yellow Oscar flags, used to signal at sea, increase the distance as she repeatedly asks passers-by, ‘do you love me?’, not knowing if the question is noticed, heard or understood.

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do you love me?

do you love me?

‘do you love me?’ is a video work of a woman using a child size pair of semaphore flags to repeatedly signal ‘do you love me’. However, the woman is signalling in mirror image, a common mistake when first learning semaphore, playing further into the miscommunication around love. The flags are red & yellow Oscar flags used to signal at sea, increasing the miscommunication and distance between performer and viewer.

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Love Letters

Love Letters

‘Love Letters’ consists of a child size pair of semaphore flags. With the potential to ask the question, if you know how to use them, but with no promise the question will be received or understood. Would you understand a response? (if there is one)

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Breathe

Breathe

We’ve all had those moments where time slows down, you feel like you’re moving through quick sand and wonder when you’re going to wake up. These are the trauma inducing moments, all you can do is breathe through them. Only to discover that life has changed on the other side.

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M/other

M/other

11 artists from around the country have been brought together to critically discuss an inclusive interpretation of motherhood, mothering and maternal roles. Expressed through moving image, photography, sculpture and installation; the artists share both a radical vulnerability and empowered strength.

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Upcoming show M/other

Upcoming show – M/other

20 April – 7 August 2019
Whakatane Museum and Arts
Opening: 11 am Saturday 20 April 2019.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘mother’? This question has occupied the minds of 11 artists from around the country, who have been brought together to critically discuss an inclusive interpretation of motherhood, mothering and maternal roles.

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