"Christopher Ulutupu's video/performance art practice explores ongoing themes around landscape, photography, and the construction of colonial narratives. Responding to early 1900's landscape photography and 'postcard' tourism, his earlier work has looked at depictions of Pacific brown people, disseminated throughout the western world: images of Pacific people sitting under coconut trees made available for European consumption. His practice seeks to re-contextualise these stereotypes and re-imagine them through video and performance, offering new ways of exploring the effects of colonisation and diaspora." Heather Galbraith, 2018Read More
Recent exhibitions include Lelia and Fitu (seven) as part of SCAPE Public Art 2018, Romantic Picturesque at the Hobiennale (Hobart, Tasmania 2017) and play_station gallery 2018, and Into The Arms Of My Coloniser, as part of The Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington 2017.
Text courtesy Jhana Millers.