Perhaps I have always been drawn to bouts of nostalgia, never being able to really let go of anything for fear of forgetting, a strong desire to understand where I am going and where I have been always in the back of my mind. As I have grown older and am now physically removed from the country I was born and raised in for thirty six years, I find this desire to remember and connect even stronger.
A long distance relationship is a multi year video project that attempts to make sense of the emotional and physical distance between the past, present and the future. This work questions the bonds of relationships and how they shape us. There are three parts of the series, part one is filmed while standing on the edge of a cliff facing the geographical angle of which Auckland is placed from Sydney. Part two uses moments of personal history and the long and winding journey on the road in Death Valley. And Part three references the Māori myth and legend Rona and the Moon, in this legend Rona curses the moon and is then captured by the moon itself, it is said that the markings we see on the moon from earth are Rona herself.