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Yuka Oyama — Helpers: Moving Homes

YUKA OYAMA, CLEANING SAMURAI, 2014. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. PHOTO: DIEGO CASTELLANO

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Celebrate the culmination Yuka Oyama's Te Whare Hēra residency with a sculptural procession and rehearsal performance.

Helpers: Changing Homes is an expansive multimedia project developed through sculpture, performance, film, and jewellery works. During a three month residency at Te Whare Hēra artist Yuka Oyama has sought out project participants whose lives have been shaped by living in multiple countries, interviewing them about the objects they own which maintain a sense of 'home'. Realising that as a person matures the person becomes their home, Oyama then recreated these objects as large-scale sculptures constructed from cardboard supplied by Allied Pickford Movers.

In Helpers: Moving Homes these wearable sculptures will come alive, inhabited by the participants and helpers in a procession from the workshop where they were built to a new (temporary) home in the Tea Gardens of the former Dominion Museum Building.  

Please join us to accompany and view the procession and rehearsal performance, in a special preview of Yuka's Oyama's new work to be shown in the The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery at The Dowse 24 February - 24 June 2018.

Yuka Oyama’s residency is supported by the Dowse Art Museum and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Helpers - Moving Homes is supported by Goethe Institut, Fab Lab Wgtn, and Allied Pickfords.

Please note this event is being organised by Massey University - Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency