A Place at the Kauri Table (2019) is a socialisation of immigrant perspectives to Aotearoa New Zealand from six women immigrant place holders.
The physical space occupied by table, chairs and settings form the basis of visual narrative arts installation as tentative steps into new futures. At a time when newly settled communities carrying traumatic pasts are legislated by government policymakers, we place a lens over several generations of female focused placements to locate new kinship as wia2020 collective. Narratives are voiced over the individual settings, which are lit and sequenced around the table talks. Each artist presents their story as a short audio interfaced with contemporary arts practice in their newly adopted host country of Aotearoa New Zealand.