Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture
BY MARATA TAMAIRA
@ VOL 28
ON NOV 11, 2016
"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past."
In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture.
Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.