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Yuki Kihara Postcard

Yuki Kihara

Sāmoan Interdisciplinary Artist

Postcards Unlocked #10

Postcards Unlocked #10 | Yuki Kihara
Image: Apple Orchard, Heretaunga (2017) from Te Taenga Mai o Salome series (2017) | Courtesy of Yuki Kihara and Milford Galleries Dunedin

In response to the current situation we find ourselves in during the global Covid-19 pandemic, I would like to share my selected performative photographs from ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?‘ (2013) series shot on location in Upolu Island, Sāmoa; and ‘Te taenga mai o Salome’ [The Arrival of Salome] (2017) series shot on location in Tai Ahuriri (Hawke’s Bay), Aotearoa New Zealand.

Both series feature myself dressed in the guise of a fictitious lone figure named ‘Salome’ – a Sāmoan woman resurrected from the 19th century who appears in various places which hold significance for Sāmoans, while contemplating the future of post-Independence Sāmoa. After coming off the back of the recent measles epidemic, Sāmoa currently does not have a confirmed case of Covid-19 yet.

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