The Welcome Project (1/2) 2010

Filmed at the foot of Maungakiekie, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The use of the word welcome referenced the nature of the definition as a double edge sword. On one hand it invites and on the other it identifies a person as visitor. This was also intended to propose a question of when the word welcome becomes relevant or irrelevant for a person who has immigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Excerpt from an interview with Shannon Te Ao.