"The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini" is the first chapter of a two-year curatorial cycle entitled The Soul Expanding Ocean by Ocean Space’s 2021 and 2022 curator Chus Martínez. Constituting her largest European exhibition to date, Taloi Havini’s work consists of a sound installation and a theatrical set, invoking the domain of her homeland, Bougainville. Curated by Chus Martínez, this exhibition subverts the gaze and challenges conventional notions of knowledge and ownership perpetuated in the name of science and exploration. It rather invites listeners to congregate and reflect on the importance of others, their culture, their way of relating to nature, to law, to knowledge. The audience—who might not be able to visit Oceania—is included in the communal ethos of the conversation Havini is creating. The ancient proverb, ‘I am because I belong with others’ is a fundamental belief that Taloi’s work, Answer to the Call, brings to life.
Entrada actualizada el el 17 may de 2021