Taloi Havini: Reclamation
|Author||Michelle Newton Ed.|
Artist Taloi Havini’s ‘Reclamation’ is a beguiling and visceral account of her ongoing investigation of the history, environment, and nation-building of her birthplace, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea. Published with her first solo exhibition in Australia, it comes in a metallic copper slipcase – a reference to the region’s dark legacy of resource imperialism – the work is an immersive experience designed to utilise unique four-page spreads, allowing it to be read and understood in multiple ways. It features Havini’s sculpture, photography, large-scale videos, and mixed media installations, plus essays, conversations, and texts by cultural thinkers.
|264 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English|