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Padangustasana with dadakulaci

Bolatagici, Torika 2011, Padangustasana with dadakulaci, photograph.

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Title Padangustasana with dadakulaci
Creator(s) Bolatagici, TorikaORCID iD for Bolatagici, Torika orcid.org/0000-0002-6099-8752
Publication date 2011-10-17
Publisher Auckland City Council
Place of publication Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Description of photograph Digital photographic print
Keyword(s) digital photography
Fiji
identity
yoga
public art project
diaspora
contemporary pacific
oceania
Summary The dadakulaci is an amphibious sea snake, commonly found in the waters around Kadavu, Fiji. Straddling existence in the sea and on land, this graceful creature is obscured by myth. Although it is often dismissed as a passive sea snake with a jaw too small to injure a human, the dadkulaci is able to disarticulate its jaw to 180 degrees. Furthermore, it has the ability to withhold its powerful venom. This work was made for the exhibition Diasporadic 679.
DIASPORADIC679 was a public exhibition of Fiji artists living in diaspora. Timed to acknowledge Fiji Independence Day and pay homage to the Fiji telephone prefix, +679, the artists reflect on Fiji Islander identity and diaspora experience from seven diverse positions.

All living in diaspora, the artists are Margaret Aull (NZ), Torika Bolatagici (Australia), Tagi Qolouvaki (USA), Sangeeta Singh (NZ), Dulcie Stewart (Australia), Ema Tavola (NZ) and Luisa Tora (NZ).

Collectively, the selected artists’ practices represent investigations into text and urban landscapes, feminism and sexuality, militarism, power and struggle. In the form of posters, the artists’ works are installed in the windows of six venues in and around Otahuhu Town Centre, South Auckland.

Finding the six venues and experiencing the exhibition in its entirety gives audiences a taste of Otahuhu, home of three of the seven artists, the Auckland Fiji Community headquarters and a significant Fiji Islander community.
Language eng
Field of Research 190503 Lens-based Practice
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J1.1 Major original creative work
Copyright notice ©2011, The Artist
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064887

Document type: Photograph
Collections: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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