Friday 15 May 10:00am – Thursday 28 May 6:00pm, 2020


Date Friday 15 May – Thursday 28 May 2020
Time 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location Follow @artspace.aotearoa on Instagram
Entry Free and open to all
Part of Artspace Aotearoa Digital Residency

Kiss Me Thru The Phone is a ten part discussion series that examines the political, socio-economic and colonial implications of COVID19. Hana Pera Aoake and Mya Cole intend to interrogate the biopolitical spheres in which power is mitigated under a state of emergency, by contextualising this pandemic as both a result of geopolitics and unregulated market capitalism. This series will engage in critical conversations with people who feel apathy towards teddy bears in windows and who share the wish that all golf courses on stolen land burn.
This investigation will include recorded and live korero with Samuel Te Kani (Ngāpuhi), Daniel John Corbet Sanders, Dusty Whistles, Sophie Yana Wilson (Ngāpuhi, Kāi Tahu, Samoa), Miriama Aoake (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui), Morgan Godfrey (Ngāti Awa ko Te Pahipoto te hapu, Samoa), Heidi Brickell (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi Rangitāne, Ngāti Apakura), Anisha Sankar and The bad fiji gyals (Esha Pillay and Quishile Charan). These korero are centered around knowledge systems, expansive bodies, class, Māori leadership,sovereignty, the nuances of colonial histories and their intersection with market capitalism, criticality and ways of (re) imagining the world and what solidarity can look like.

Mya Cole (iTaukei)

Cole is an artist and writer currently based in Northland and is studying at Maumaus des escola artes through zoom.

Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui/Waikato)

Aoake is an artist, writer and editor, currently sequestered in Te Wai Pounamu making pasta. They are studying at Maumaus des escola artes suffering through zoom.