• Xin Cheng
  • Adam Ben-Dror
  • Matavai Taulangau
  • Mohamed Sleiman Labat

Artspace Aotearoa are pleased to present Te tomo kōhua, a cinema programme developed and organised by Blaine Western. As a follow-up to OUTGOING DESPATCH, our first street cinema project, Te tomo kōhua is the second iteration that brings to the fore moving image and time-based work from here and across the world, representing urgent social concerns through artistic practices.

Viewable from the exterior of the gallery, Te tomo kōhua, exists as a residue of the thinking, processes, and exchanges made possible throughout the exhibition Slow Boil (Artspace Aotearoa, 2021) that explored overlaps between identity, kai/food, hapori/community, and mana motuhake. The project invites a selection of artists to unpack existing bodies of works that explore the relationship between kai, community, and place within a new set of limitations - a lattice structure will support each project that takes its cue from the exhibition vocabulary of Slow Boil. Artists are invited to exhibit residual and processual materials from these bodies of work in order to think through time-based works beyond a surface or a sound — more as a constellation of events, interactions, and exchange.

Te tomo kōhua can be viewed in the window of Artspace Aotearoa daily, 18 October — 19 December 2021.

Viewing Times

  • This exhibition is viewable 24/7 from the exterior of the gallery


  • Ground Floor, 292 Karangahape Road
  • Newton, Auckland