4 Feb – 28 Feb 2015

Mickey Smith

Harboured is a real time exchange between the Port of Duluth and the Port of Auckland–respectively the artist’s hometown and the city in which the artist is establishing a new life. A personal narrative interweaves with issues of contemporary immigration–finding comfort in familiarity, navigating vast physical and emotional distances, integrating into a new society.


For the artist (the daughter of a merchant marine), visual and emotional connections to New Zealand have been made through the shipping industry, a constant and beloved presence in her childhood. In Harboured photographs, presented as large-scale textiles, come together with live video feed to negotiate these distances between father and daughter, Duluth and Auckland.

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