Itiri Ngaro

Cook Islands/New Zealand
Born 1973

The sound of a drum beat echoes across a calm sea
The waters ripple as a chant can be heard through the wind
It is a call to the Vaerua
searching for its path
as it longs to return home.

伊帝利‧納若

庫克群島/紐西蘭
出生於1973

靜謐之洋,鼓聲迴盪
海水滔滔如歌,隨風傳唱
如是召喚
覓尋歸途之魂
為償所願,返回家鄉

伊帝利‧納若
Itiri Ngaro






Te 'oki'anga o te Vaerua - The returning of the soul 2007
Digital video disc; duration 300 seconds, looped
Collection of the artist

Itiri Ngaro has worked in the film industry for over a decade and has gained a significant reputation as a gifted Pacific video-maker. His recent video work is strongly evocative of a suspenseful vision, which encounters unexpected risks. In a dream sequence, that has the qualities of a visionary journey, the male figure meets the force of nature's elements.

The artist uses intersecting ideas of autobiography and myth to convey actions that appear like elemental symbols to mark difficult human endeavours.

魂歸來兮 2007
DVD,長度300秒,循環播映
藝術家自藏

伊帝利‧納若從事電影業已逾十載,並以才華洋溢的太平洋錄像創作者而享有盛名。他的近作懸疑萬分、驚險莫測,一連串如夢的場景,具有虛幻之旅的質感,片中的男性人物面對了大自然各種元素的力量。

藝術家以自傳及神話概念互相穿插的方式來表達各種行動作法,就像是人類艱辛奮鬥的基本象徵。






Ko te au ata mou kore - The Shifting Shadows 2008
Digital video disc; duration 10 minutes, 40 seconds, looped
Collection of the artist

Itiri's Ngaro's video concerns the movement from a physical realm into a spiritual environment. By using projections, silhouettes and other experimental cinematic techniques, he renders the presence of ancestors as wandering spirits who exist in the space between reality and memory.

變換之影 2008
DVD,長度10分40秒,循環播映
藝術家自藏

伊帝利‧納若的錄像作品是有關從肉體領域至精神境域的過程。他以投影、剪影及其他實驗性的電影技術表現祖先的存在,就像是存在於現實與回憶之間的空間中、流連徘徊的魂魄。